Our Mission


Providing Water, Saving Lives

Ann Woodruff founded Queen Esther’s Closet in 2011 to guarantee every child and every community access to clean water so they can pursue education and improve their communities and world.

Queen Esther’s Closet is a nonprofit organization that works with the support of our shoppers and supporters to end the global water crisis by building freshwater wells in communities around the world that need safe, clean drinking water.  

Why Water?

Water is both necessary for life and for Health and Sanitation – Waterborne diseases kill more children every year than HIV, Malaria, and violence combined. By providing a community with safe drinking water, disease rates drop by an estimated 88%, children free up time for education, and communities begin to become more prosperous.