About Annabel’s Closet

Our Mission

Annabel’s Closet’s heart is to offer “hope” and “help”.  To accomplish this, we rely solely on volunteers and donations (both monetary and furniture/items).  Our main focus is women/families that have left an abusive situation.  They generally only have a few items they were able to throw in their vehicle, which isnt’ much.  In order to survive on their own in their new location, there are things people require to function and live.

Our goal is to provide each family with basic kitchen items/linens and two rooms of furniture.  Most of them need some type of bed and then they choose (based on what is available in storage) for a sofa and coffee table or dining set.

We come along side these families and provide them with basic needs that they can’t afford on their own.  If it weren’t for our assistance, many of them would return to their abuser.  With our assistance, they can successfully start anew.

Our Story

This non-profit was founded by a local Floridian, Lori Hutchinson, to help others in the Central Florida community start over from an abusive or tough situation. We strive to help these families create a new beginning by providing donated furniture and household items for FREE.

The inspiration to start Annabel’s Closet was provided by Lori’s Grandmother, Annabel, who helped her daughter (Lori’s Mom, who was a single mother) raise her from the time she was little. They spent a huge amount of time together to which Annabel was able to influence her Grand-daughter in a variety of ways, but one of the biggest was her desire to help others and providing guidance of faith.

Annabel was an amazing woman! She was selfless, always had a smile on her face, never complained (about anything) and had a huge heart – especially for God. She was the first one willing to help and most often the last one to leave. Although she never was employed out of the home, she was always busy doing for others. After raising her family of 5 children, she focused on helping in the community.

 

I am honored to carry on the work Annabel started! One thing I have learned, this is not something I can do alone. We need your help with providing gently used household items/furniture as well as monetary donations in order to fulfill our calling.

Thank you for partnering with us to help our community!

 

Lori Hutchinson

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our ministry, would like to learn more about volunteering, or would like to make a donation of goods please contact us.

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