Ann Siner, founder and CEO of My Sister’s Closet, has graciously donated in excess of $4 million throughout the years to various causes and charities, and this summer — in honor of the 86% of Fresh Start’s clients who are mothers — she is continuing her charitable giving with a donation of $52,600 to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.
According to a press release, this past Mother’s Day, Siner made a commitment to give 100% of the proceeds from her company’s thrift store, My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store, to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, an organization that has helped women and their children create a brighter future for three decades.
On June 23, Siner presented the $52,600 donation to Fresh Start, which represents the total May profits at the thrift store in Chandler. The formal check presentation took place at Fresh Start’s facility in Phoenix.
Since its founding 30 years ago, Fresh Start has advanced its mission of providing education, resources and support for women to positively transform their lives and strengthen the community. Fresh Start’s vision is for every woman to reach their full potential by achieving personal empowerment and financial self-sufficiency.
Siner, who founded My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic, Well Suited and My Sisters’ Charities Thift Store, has always had a passion for Fresh Start and cares deeply about empowering and lifting up women, a press release stated. She understands that when you empower a mother and help her build a sustainable future, you are supporting generations to come and building a better collective future for us all.
The Valley philanthropist first joined Fresh Start’s Board in 2012. In 2020, Siner received Fresh Start’s Founders’ Award, which honors women who demonstrate a remarkable commitment to our wider community and help others thrive.
“Fresh Start is an incredible organization and in my opinion it’s really a life-saving organization,” Siner said in the release. “They are not only helping women change and transform their lives for the better but often they are saving lives. I am incredibly proud to be part of this organization and to support everything they do.”
A majority of Fresh Start’s clients are single mothers and face barriers including poverty, domestic violence, homelessness and limited access to educational and career opportunities. These factors impact a woman’s ability to become financially self-sufficient.
“Every woman who courageously turns to Fresh Start for help comes with her own unique story and dreams, and Ann has always understood that and supported us in empowering women to be the heroes in their own lives,” Kim McWaters, president and CEO of Fresh Start, said in the release. “Ann embodies our mission of helping women overcome obstacles, build sustainable futures and thrive. We are truly blessed to have Ann on our side fighting for women and their families.”
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