Mamie Harper

Civic Innovation Fellow 2018-2019

carrie’s closet of georgia



Carrie’s Closet’s mission is to establish, with the support of state and local communities, mobile clothing closets with quality and affordable clothing for children in foster care.


Carrie's Closet is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve child welfare for youth that are removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system. The organization is a mobile clothing closet that meets the immediate needs of children by providing new and gently worn clothes, car seats, strollers, and diapers which are donated from the community, the DFCS, and other community agencies.


A graduate of the University of Georgia and Florida State University, Mamie has a certificate in child welfare and is a trained mental health specialist. Before founding Carrie’s Closet, Mamie spent ten years working in child welfare and mental health through organizations like the Department of Family and Child Services (DFACS) and the Boys and Girls Club. During this time, her motto has become "No child should ever look like the trauma they have endured".