In December of 2005, a 14 year old girl from Fort Lauderdale had an idea to give some less fortunate girls a little hope & a little love by allowing them to shop for clothes – cool ones, the latest fashions – for free!
So she prayed. And she asked some of her friends to do the same. 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 foster care 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 at-risk 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.