The heart of what we do

 

It’s at the core of what goes on here. 

 

You have to see the transformation that takes place here – when a girl comes in, hardened and bruised by a lifetime of things you can’t imagine, and she tries on a new dress or a new top, and sees (maybe for the first time ever) how lovely and how special she really is. It’s beautiful. And moving. And you’ll never ever be the same again.

That’s why we do this. Transformation. We get to watch daily & weekly as young girls come in and open up, receive love, and start to change the cycle in their lives. All through clothing.

Our goal – the whole reason Taylor’s Closet exists – is to see that change and growth in the lives of girls in need everywhere. Here in South Florida that means about 32,000 girls.

 

Reveal is about building deeper relationships, and allowing the girls to open up their hearts a little more.

 

It’s all about becoming a family here at Taylor’s Closet. Our heart is to go deeper with the girls. Through our Reveal Program, each girl is placed with her own personal stylist that shops with her each month at an extended appointment. This allows relationships to start to form. A deep bond is created between the stylist and the girl as they spend time getting to know each other in a deeper way. In addition to shopping, we also introduce an art project for each girl to participate in. We believe that every girl has a creative side and by allowing the girls to participate in a small art project, they get to learn a little more about their passions.

Inspiration happens.. Dreams begin to take place in a girl’s heart.

The girls are allowed to come to Taylor’s Closet once a month. Every appointment, girls will leave with 3 items of clothing, for free. On an average, what they leave with is worth $150.

 

 

Awaken is about teaching and nurturing – not out of books – but out of our lives.

 

“In Need" can mean all kinds of things. It can mean your parents have thrown you out of the house to live on the streets. It could mean you don’t have parents at all. It could mean addictive behaviors. It often means abuse – emotional, physical & sexual. It could mean foster care or pre-foster care. It could mean you’ve lost your home & family to tragedy in another country. It could mean you just don’t have anywhere else to turn.

To us the words “in need” mean something a little different. To us those words are a call to reach into these girls’ lives and extend – in a genuine way – a hand to demonstrate unconditional love.

We started doing something that had been in our hearts since Taylor’s Closet was first born. We asked a handful of girls if they would like to “do family” with us. For a period of time, we would commit ourselves to teaching and nurturing – not out of books – but out of our lives.

We teach, we learn. We get to see deeper into their lives as they see deeper into ours. We get to call out the hidden dreams in each of them. And then we move to activate them. That’s why we call it Awaken.

  • Art Classes
  • Sewing Classes
  • Life Skills Training

Awaken Volunteer Opportunities

You must be 18 years and older with an expertise in art, sewing, cooking, or life skills. Please call Taylor’s Closet for more information at {954} 531-4584.

 

It’s never easy to say goodbye to the girls, so we decided not to...

 

After the girls complete the Awaken program, they move into our Blossom Program. The girls have now been with us for at least 9 months or longer. Taylor’s Closet has become a safe place where they feel very much at home. Blossom is about accountability, friendships and learning to heal in a deeper way.

We meet monthly and continue to do the same things we’ve done in our other programs only in a much deeper way. We spend time eating together, talking, and dreaming of what is ahead for the girls lives. It’s about taking that next step… One of the sweetest parts of Blossom is watching strong friendships that develop among the girls and hearing the amazing dreams God has put in their hearts. They are now free to dream about their future.

We believe each of these girls are being prepared for the world much like we all were as young daughters.  

 



 
 
 
 
 
 

IN KEEPING WITH THE OVERARCHING MISSION OF TAYLOR'S CLOSET, BLOOM'S MISSION IS TO CREATE A COMMUNITY IN WHICH GIRLS IN NEED WILL BE EMPOWERED TO LIVE HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND PRODUCTIVE LIVES, REALIZING THEIR GOD GIVEN DESTINY, RIGHT THERE IN THE HALLWAYS OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS.

 

TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION:

 

We create a student led weekly club and after school program at a high school.  

We train and encourage student leaders to maximize their potential and lead their peers.  Areas of development are focused on organization, teaching, planning, speaking, fundraising and connecting with their peers.    

We engage the girls who attend the club 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.

We create a safe place for students to share some of the struggles they are experiencing.  

Our mobile store is available for selected girls to shop for new accessories and clothing all for free.