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My Sister’s Closet founder Ann Siner donates 100% of May Thrift Store profits to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

From left are Kim McWaters, president and CEO of Fresh Start; and Ann Siner, founder of My Sister’s Closet and Valley philanthropist. (File Photos/

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation sees $52K in donation dollars

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

When it comes to giving, Ann Siner admits she can’t resist giving to causes supporting women and wildlife in dire straits.

Ms. Siner 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 — the My Sister’s Closet Founder and CEO 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, Ms. 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, the release states.

Ms. Siner in late June presented the $52,600 donation to Fresh Start, which represents the total May profits at My Sisters’ Charities 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.

Ms. Siner, who founded My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic; Well Suited, and My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store, has always had a passion for Fresh Start and cares deeply about empowering and lifting up women.

“Fresh Start is an incredible organization and in my opinion it’s really a lifesaving organization. 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,” she said in a prepared statement.

“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.”

— Anne Siner, founder of My Sister’s Closet & Valley philanthropist

Ms. Siner first joined Fresh Start’s Board of Directors in 2012. In 2020, Ms. Siner received Fresh Start’s Founders’ Award, which honors women who demonstrate a remarkable commitment to our wider community and helping others thrive.

“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,” says Kim McWaters, president and CEO of Fresh Start. “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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