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.
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.