The name, Heart of Tabitha, was inspired by the story of Tabitha in Acts 9:36 of the bible. Tabitha was a very caring and giving woman with an endless compassion to help others.
Heart of Tabitha Foundation was founded by Ms. Jazmyn McKoy, as a 12th grade student at Holton-Arms College-Preparatory School for girls in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a talented young lady with a passion for getting involved and helping others in need. She is supported by a strong board of community, business leaders and educators.
The Heart of Tabitha Foundation is a Maryland 501(c)(3) tax exempt program dedicated to preparing, inspiring, and guiding economically and socially disadvantaged students to learn what it takes to achieve their post-secondary goals, enroll in college, and/or learn about career options, so that they can break the cycle of poverty and have a greater chance at living a fulfilling life.
Our objective is to motivate and help promote strong self-confidence in young women, to provide job training experience, and to offer mentoring programs. The program will also provide students the opportunity to help solve the problems they see in their community through volunteerism and community involvement.
It is our hope that The Heart of Tabitha programs will inspire the next generations to develop a passion for philanthropy.
By getting involved with the functions of The Sisters Closet, girls will not only find free clothing and school supplies, but also experience work training, educational programs and learn financial literacy, mentoring programs with emphasis on self care. Students will become more involved in their community through leadership and developmental activities. They will learn that age is no obstacle to helping solve the problems they see in their community.