The Susan J. Aramony Clothing Closet opened in 2013 in memory of the late Broward Circuit Judge Susan J. Aramony, a strong advocate for children and families. 

The Susan J. Aramony Clothing Closet at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale held an open house to celebrate its fifth anniversary and remind court employees and the public about the program and the need for donations. 

Family court manager Lynn Allen started the Susan J. Aramony Clothing Closet to help people in the court system. 

Donated children's shoes are among the items available at the Susan J. Aramony Clothing Closet.

Meredith Bush, Broward Circuit Court communication specialist, and trial court administrative assistant Claudette Hyatt show off their discoveries in the girls' clothing section at the Susan J. Aramony Clothing Closet. 

When a tie is needed, men turn to the collection at the Susan J. Aramony Clothing Closet in the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.

Jeanne Potthoff, Broward County family mediation director, left, looks at slacks as Claudette Hyatt, trial court administrative assistant , right, reacts at the Susan J. Aramony Clothing Closet.

The Clothing Closet, created in 2013 in memory of the late Broward Circuit Judge Susan J. Aramony, is celebrating its fifth anniversary as a resource for people who need to supplement their wardrobes.

The boutique at the main courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale offers clothing that’s appropriate for job interviews, community service and special occasions. Racks and stacks of new and used apparel — from slacks and dresses to ties and shoes — are available for free.

Court and community-based professionals make referrals to court administrators for people to “shop” at the Clothing Closet,  which is organized by family court manager Lynn Allen. The program has benefited adults and children in court for any number of reasons.