My Girlfriend’s Closet is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, initiated and managed by a dedicated group of San Diego mothers and their teenage daughters who serve together as an executive board.
Our mission is to provide quality, gently used clothing, shoes and accessories free to economically disadvantaged teenage girls, in an atmosphere that enables them to shop with pride.
Since our founding in 2005, our mother-daughter shared-responsibility, shared decision-making structure has fulfilled another important objective: to teach these young leaders how to effectively build and operate a volunteer-based nonprofit organization for the benefit of the community.
The Young Women We Serve
We target San Diego-area teenage girls and young women ages 13-22 whose need is greatest – the homeless and those in foster care – by working closely with the social service agencies that serve them. Additional disadvantaged teens are identified and invited to our clothing distribution events by the community organizations that serve them and their families. These events are not open to the general public.
Currently, My Girlfriend’s Closet serves approximately 800 young women in need each year through the distribution of free, stylish clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Board of Directors
My Girlfriend’s Closet is managed by this volunteer Board of Directors which is comprised of these mother/teen daughter teams:
Laney Moss and Sandy Silverman
Devany Harrell and Angela Harre
Carmen (mom) and Carmen (daughter) Ortega
Katy Johnson and Tracey Stotz
Kaitlin and Teresa Hall
Shannon Jaros and Linda Pendleton
Nicole and Judy Bergman
Audrey and Debbie Smith
Jaclyn and Doreen Estrin
Isabella and Valencia Hamman
Sherina Del Corro and Christy Lumbrig
My Girlfriend’s Closet is grateful to the following organizations for their generous financial support:
- Day for Change
- La Jolla Kiwanis Club
- Law Offices of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
- Poiset and Associates
- Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation
My Girlfriend’s Closet acknowledges the following organizations for their in-kind support of our efforts:
- Ad2 San Diego
- Contemporary Women of North County
- Del Mar Dress Company
- Finch Bistro and Wine Bar
- McMillin Event Center at NTC
- San Diego First Church
- A Silver Linings Boutique
- Spa Gregorie’s Day Spa and Salon
- UC San Diego Extension Digital Arts Center
- Brighton at University Towne Center