About SC

The idea of starting a community closet

I was living on the island of Jamaica and it came to me when I was eleven years old. I recall my friends wanting different career paths. Some wanted to become soccer players, farmers, nurses, business owners, etc.

All I wished for was to be in a situation to make someone else’s life a little easier. My biggest desire was to own a large property so I could provide life’s basic necessities to the less fortunate, including clothes, food and shelter — all free of charge.

When I was 15, my family migrated to America. I finished high school, attended a couple of semesters of college, and married in 1998. Shortly thereafter, I returned to Jamaica. During my visit I observed children who weren’t able to go to school due to the lack of adequate clothing and shoes. I started saving all the clothing we outgrew for our next trip to Jamaica.

In 2004 my family and I returned to Jamaica with five barrels of clothes and food which we provided to these less fortunate. Seeing the joy a used pair of shoes brought to the children’s faces was addicting. I wanted to do more to help them and children in my San Diego community. That’s when Sharia’s Closet was founded — we began collecting, cleaning, and sorting clothing in the garage of our home.


Respond to the needs of families by distributing free, gently-used emergency clothing one bag at a time!


Provides free, gently used clothing to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, youth and adults who have an immediate need for clothing.


Dignity, Respect, Personalization, and Quality.

Sharia's Closet Company Profile

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Military-connected young adult lands paid internship with local nonprofit

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Jennifer Gomez, nominated Shamine Linton, for Hometown Hero

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Angela and Sandra showcasing Sharia’s Closet

Gompers Preparatory Academy Senior Talk

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SC 2nd Annual Fundraising - Taste of the Season

A Big Thank you to Rock Steady Real Jamaican Restaurant and Chipolte for your donation of food to our Fundraiser.

Address: 12098 Fury Ln, El Cajon.
22 day Pushup Challenge.
I’m doing this to raise awareness about Sharia's Closet mission.
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Sharia’s Closet featured in Myrtle Cole e-newsletter Nov2016 on Page 2.

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KBLK Radio: Sharia's Closet founder Shamine, and co-founder Sharia

talking about SC with Brian Pollard

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Sharia's Closet - The Volunteer Appreciation Award

In recognition of generosity to the children and staff at Baker Elementary School

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A big THANKS to John Bjeldanes for being a mentor

and to date the biggest donor to Sharia's Closet cause!

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A big THANKS to Pastor Brian T. Henderson and the board at

Trinity Lutheran Church

For allowing Sharia's Closet to have a home

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SC gives a helping hand to Haitian Refugees, Over 40+ served.

SC Operation Haiti with the help of Crystal, Roberto, Alona, Dian, Megan, Carolyn, and Anna -- Volunteers.
We wouldn’t be able to serve so many precious men, women,
And children without the generosity and dedication of friends like you.

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Click here to read the Thank You Letter!

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