Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund

The Giving Closet

Two local middle school students, Sydney Sforzo and Chelsea Lea, eighth graders at The Out-of-Door Academy were looking for a way to give back to their local community and help their fellow students. A new charitable endeavor, The Giving Closet, came to life one afternoon when Sydney was cleaning out her closet. The girls realized there were a number of clothing items that were still in excellent condition and could easily be sold at discounted “garage sale” prices for a profit.

Sydney and Chelsea decided all of the money raised from the sale of these name brand clothes, shoes, dresses, athletic wear, etc. would benefit the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund. The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for socio-economically diverse students to experience an independent, college preparatory education at The Out-of-Door Academy's Upper School, through a balanced program of academics, the arts and athletics.

Please visit The Giving Closet’s Instagram account @thegivingcloset.

Chelsea Lea & Sydney Sforzo

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