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About Us

What We Do

We provide free, emergency clothing to those experiencing financial hardship or crisis. We help children attend school with confidence and provide teens or adults with professional attire for interviews or the workplace. We empower members of our community in need by promoting self-esteem and self-identity.

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Who We Serve

We serve individuals and families experiencing hardship throughout the region. We connect with community members in need through direct referrals from a wide and long-standing network of schools and service agencies, many of whom are not accessing support services elsewhere.

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Where to Find Us

Our store is located in the heart of San Diego near San Diego State University. Visit our Contact page for store hours, address and other contact information.

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We Need Your Help

We are in need of basic clothing, hygiene, and household essentials to include with our customized care bags. Visit our Donation page to see our most urgently needed items and other ways to give.

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How You Can Help

Our accomplishments are due, in part, to the generosity of our donors. The higher your level of giving, the bigger the impact you'll make in your community.

Butterfly Level | $1,000+

Butterfly level givers allow us to pay for facilities and expand the organization to serve even more of our neighbors in need.

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Chrysalis Level | $500-$999

Chrysalis level givers allow us to pay for rent and other essential business expenses.

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Caterpillar Level | $100-$499

Caterpillar level givers allow us to pay for the staff to serve more clients and grow the organization.

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Egg Level | $5-99

Egg level givers allow us to pay for personalized bags, laundry servicing, etc.

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Sharia's Closet
Sharia's Closet is located on El Cajon Blvd. just east of College Ave, across the street from CVS.

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Sharia's Closet
6244 El Cajon Blvd Suite #5
San Diego, CA 92115

Latest News from Sharia's Closet

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“3,785 individuals. That’s the most I have served in one year,” Linton said. “When you break it down and hear every story, it’s heartbreaking but also uplifting because you get to be a sprinkle of hope, a sprinkle of joy, a sprinkle of love.”
ABC 10News San Diego's Jonathan Horn reports about Sharia's Closet: "a college area nonprofit dedicated to helping people through the pandemic may not survive itself."
The strong, compassionate, big-hearted women in her family were a clear influence on Shamine Linton’s life, as she was growing up as a little girl in her home country of Jamaica.


Urgently Needed Clothing Items
We rely on the generosity of our community for clothing inventory. These are our most urgent needs.
Shoes (sizes 8T to 13T) | Boys: Tops and bottoms (sizes 3T, 4T) | Girls: Tops and bottoms (size 4T)
Shoes (sizes 1 to 4) | Boys: Tops and bottoms (size 6)
Tops (sizes XL, 2X, 3X, and up) | Pants (sizes 38, 40, 42) | Shoes (all sizes; dress shoes and tennis) | Socks, beanies or other knit hats for cold weather (no stains or tears, new if possible) | Underwear (sizes L & XL, no stains or tears, new if possible)
Tops (sizes L & XL) | Casual Bottoms (sizes 13, 14, 17, 18, 20) | Professional Pants (sizes 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22) | Dresses (sizes L, XL, 2X) | Shoes (all sizes, tennis and flats)
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