Caitlin’s Closet is the namesake charity and brainchild of Caitlin Brunell, a seventeen year old young woman with a passion and drive to help other teens. Through the organization she established in 2006, young women have the opportunity to outfit themselves in donated formalwear for their prom, homecoming dance, academic awards or sports banquet.
Caitlin understands that experiencing a wide range of social situations is a critical component in developing a self-assured and confident adult. Caitlin’s Closet provides just that chance for teens - the chance to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event; the chance to be front and center rather than retreat to the shadows; the chance to feel beautiful, both inside and out. By soliciting for new or lightly used dresses from individuals, schools, clubs and retail stores, Caitlin’s Closet is able to provide fashionable attire for economically disadvantaged young women at no cost to them. That in turn allows them to participate fully in these important and exciting coming-of-age events, build their confidence, and create lasting memories.
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