Shoes and accessories
My Best Friend's Closet
My Best Friend's Closet Volunteer

Program Description

My Best Friend’s Closet is a youth empowerment program at Making Changes. It provides teenaged girls from low-income households with clothing and accessories to meet their school and recreational needs for the upcoming year – all at no cost to their families. My Best Friend’s Closet also provides valuable leadership and personal development opportunities to young women in the community, who volunteer in the program and act as peers or near-peers to the girls they support.

Each program participant will receive a one-on-one 90 minute consultation with a volunteer image stylist to find a wide assortment of fun and fashionable school and recreational pieces.

Program Criteria

  • My Best Friend’s Closet participants can be referred by community serving agencies, pre-employment training programs or educational institutions in Calgary and the surrounding area. Participants may self refer if they meet the appropriate criteria.
  • Participants are allowed up to 2 visits total. Please check whether your client or student has been to My Best Friend’s Closet before making a referral.
  • Participants must between the age of 12 and 18 years old and be experiencing financial barriers.

Referral Process

  • If you are interested in referring a teen to My Best Friend’s Closet, please email info@makingchangesassociation.ca with the girl’s first, last name and age
  • Saturday appointment times are 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from us.
  • Once the referral is processed, we will phone your client or student directly to book their appointment.

Each participant may receive based on availability:

What each participants will receive

appointments provided in 2016

Clothing items provided to our participants in 2016

Accessories provided to our participants in 2016