Londyn's Closet New business caters to S. FL single moms
Eliminating the barriers associated with parenting children at an early age
Ashley Montgomery | 9/26/2013, 9 a.m.
Nearly half of non-hispanic Black teen girls become pregnant at least once before age 20— nearly twice the national average according to The National Campaign
to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. And the founder and CEO of Londyn’s Closet, Inc., Veronica T. Curry, has made it her mission to touch the lives of young, single moms in Miami-Dade County so that they can lead successful lives no matter what their circumstances.
Established in January 2013, Londyn’s Closet is an organization that was placed on Curry’s heart to bless and encourage young, single mothers. According to the alarming number of Black teens having children and often becoming single mothers, organizations like Curry’s can address a myriad of needs. After becoming a young single mother in her final semester at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University [FAMU], she was discovered that being a single mom had a long list of challenges. With the added pressure of being a “pastor’s kid,” she was determined to complete her education and did so. She then returned to Miami to give birth to her child. She says she wanted to find a way to help other women in similar situations.
“My passion has always been to work with troubled or challenged youth to help make a difference in their lives,” Curry said. “We purpose ourselves to impact the life of every young, single woman who enters our “closet doors.”
In order to introduce her non-profit business to the community, Curry recently sponsored “Opening Our Treasure Chest” — the first initiative to unveil the programs and goals of Londyn’s Closet. Curry decided to hold a community-wide baby shower — something that all expecting mothers anticipate.
She and her staff gave two well-deserving, qualifying expecting teen moms who were in need of assistance baby food, furniture and clothes. Both soon-to-be-moms said Curry’s organization has made a real difference in their lives.
“Participating in Londyn's Closet was a great experience,” said Cassie Frazier. “I really enjoyed the atmosphere, the games and the food. Being a part of this event meant a lot to me and my family. I really appreciate Ms. Veronica and Londyn’s Closet for all their support and gifts. And so does baby Justice). It was truly a blessing.”
“I am truly grateful for being chosen to participate in Londyn’s Closet and look forward to their programs in the future,” said Quanae Busbee. “This has been a real blessing to me and to my family.”
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