In 2006 Shamine began gathering clothes, diapers, and hygiene products for the people she saw struggling in her neighborhood and throughout the city of San Diego. She was soon operating a “closet” out of her patio, distributing her inventory throughout the city to those struggling with homelessness, addiction, unemployment, and other financial hardships. She soon ran out of space in her home and moved to Trinity Lutheran Church where they gave her use of one of their rooms for two years.
The more Shamine did to help this struggling population, the more need she discovered. She realized she had to expand her good deeds into a much bigger operation. She dreamed of creating a lovely space where people could receive a personal shopping experience of nice new and gently used, clean clothes along with the dignity of hygiene products. A place that would clothe the entire family – infants, toddlers, kids, teens, men, and women – at no charge. It was time to take her dream to the next level. She put together a business plan and turned her dreams into reality. Since 2018 Sharia's Closet has served over 28,000 children, teens and adults.