Founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Save The Closet has served thousands of people across 5 states. In 2022, we visited Western Kentucky, Houma, Louisiana, Eastern Kentucky, Fort Myers, Florida and Cape Coral, Florida. We also continued to serve our community at home, which continues to rebuild from Hurricane Michael and the economic effects of the past 2 years.
In addition to Disaster Relief, we provide free clothing to individuals and families referred by surrounding need-based organizations, schools, community organizations and faith-based entities. This is an important piece of Disaster Recovery, as the clothing needs continue to change when communities rebuild.
Donations with Dignity require Insane amounts of man hours, exorbitant overhead, constant vehicle maintenance,, travel costs and equipment replacement. With an eye on self-sufficiency, we have opened a resale boutique at our main location and started an online store. In 2022, we launched an Artist Collaboration Collection, using donated items and our local treasure trove of talent. These items are available on our online store www.upchic.shop.
Nothing on this scale is possible without an army of volunteers. Spearheading the mission is Katy Lingle Pinson, the Broker/Owner of Beach Babes Realty. The volunteers responsible for the success of this vision are numerous and grow daily! This outreach is made possible by people like YOU!