IN DECEMBER OF 2005, A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM FORT LAUDERDALE HAD AN IDEA TO GIVE GIRLS in need A LITTLE HOPE & A LITTLE LOVE BY ALLOWING THEM TO SHOP FOR CLOTHES –

COOL ONES, THE LATEST FASHIONS – FOR FREE

 

Before she knew it, Lindsay Giambattista had more than 50 bags of new and like-new clothing stacked up, floor-to-ceiling, in her room.

That year, they put together a make-shift “store” aboard a yacht in the local Christmas boat parade where 20 or so young girls in need could come in and feel something special.

In 2006, that effort blossomed into an actual store which now provides brand new, designers clothing for free to girls in need all over South Florida.

Since the opening of Taylor’s Closet, over 12,000 girls have been reached and over $1 million in clothing has been given away.

Taylor’s Closet is named after Lindsay’s twin sister, Taylor, who died at birth.

Mission Statement

Taylor’s Closet’s mission is to create a community in which girls in need will be empowered to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and live happy, healthy, and productive lives, realizing their God given destiny.

To achieve our mission:

  • We provide a safe place where girls can shop for free designer clothing.
  • We engage the girls in a healthy dialogue about important issues that affect each of their lives.
  • We conduct weekly workshops focused on design and art to help girls unlock their creative talents.
 

“The goal is for one hardened and hurt girl to walk in, and begin to feel like, just maybe, she might be worth more.”

 

 

It’s all about the details for us.. Our mission at TC is to provide a place for girls to feel beautiful – this is why we are so concerned about the details.

 

We began designing a space that could make anyone feel safe, open, inspired, and ultimately at home. 

When a girl walks into our shop, our hope is that she feels peace, she feels safety, and she feels inspired. Our hope is that at the end of the day, she’s opened up and realized she’s worth it.

These tiny details all add up to one goal.

The goal that when a hardened and hurt girl walks in, she begins to feel like, just maybe, she might be worth more.

Ultimately, that’s why we are here.

 

 

Linda Giambattista
Executive Director

  Morgan Zeitler Showroom Director

 

Morgan Zeitler

Showroom Director

Lindsay Giambattista
Founder

Shannon Adams
Program Director

  Candi Wood Donor Development Director

 

Candi Wood

Donor Development Director


Members of The Board of Directors

 

Linda Giambattista - Executive Director of Taylor’s Closet

Lindsay Giambattista – Founder of Taylor’s Closet

Robert Nava – President of State Farm Agency

Greg Martin – Partner Avison Young Inc.  

Barbara Schechter  - Community Leader

Ginger Martin – CEO American National Bank

Mike Fee – CEO Lotspeich Company of FL, Inc. 

Traci Miller - Director of Business Development- Miller Construction