Student Life: Student Life and Engagement

My Sister's Closet

My Sister’s Closet is an SSGA initiative started in 2009 by the then secretary of student affairs to provide gently worn or used clothing at no charge to Spelman students experiencing financial difficulties. Since its inception, the space has allowed students to come and get needed clothing from professional clothing to formal attire to traditional white dresses without feeling stigmatized for receiving donated clothes.

The initiative was met with overwhelming response and support. As soon as word about my My Sister’s Closet spread throughout campus, students began to visit the area regularly. Now the Closet has an average of 30 visits per week.

Student Stacey Mason stated, “I am so pleased with the joyous responses from alumnae, faculty, staff, and students who have donated to this great initiative. I cannot express my gratitude. Each person who has helped with My Sister’s Closet should know that they have played a tremendous role in helping out our Spelman sisters.”