Using household items donated by downsizing seniors, friends of Soroptimists, and other donors, we’ve created a “free store” in a storage locker kindly donated by West Shore U-Lock.
Girls who are referred to us from youth advocates at our partner social service agencies have the opportunity to select items from Anney’s Closet that will transform their new apartments into functional and comfortable homes.
Volunteers work to sort and arrange donated items in the Closet, build relationships with social agencies and the community, and help the girls pick out items for their new home.
We also sell large pieces of furniture that have been donated to generate funds to operate Anney’s Closet as well as other SIVW programs and services.
Who do we help?
We have developed a network of social workers, youth and family counsellors, and school counsellors who watch over girls living in foster care, or those pregnant and parenting at a very young age.
When these girls sign a Youth Agreement or age out of the foster care system, they head out to begin life on their own. Often, they have no furniture, household items or “nice things” to set up their new place.
Youth advocates in our community help us to find girls who can benefit from a visit to Anney’s Closet. They arrange the visit and our volunteers help them to coordinate delivery of furniture to the girl’s new home.
Our youth advocate partners include:
Supported independent Living (SIL)