Paradise Valley resident and founder of My Sister’s Closet, Ann Siner has a heart for mothers and animals, and the desire to make a difference in the Valley. Over the years, Siner has graciously donated $4 million to various causes and charities that support women, wildlife and animals.
This summer, Siner is continuing her charitable giving with a donation of $52,600 to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, an organization that has helped women and their children create a brighter future for three decades.
Most of the women that Fresh Start supports are single mothers who face barriers, like poverty, domestic violence, homlessness, and limited access to educational and career opportunities.
So this past Mother’s Day, Siner made a commitment to give 100% of her thrift store’s proceeds from the month of May to Fresh Start in honor of the mothers who depend on the foundation.
On June 23, Siner presented the $52,600 check to Fresh Start during the formal check presentation at the foundation’s Phoenix facility. The donation will help Fresh Start advance its mission of providing education, resources and support for women to positively transform their lives and strengthen the community.
Siner, who founded My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic, Well Suited and My Sister’s Charities Thrift Store, has always cared deeply about empowering and lifting up women. She understands that when you empower a mother and help her build a sustainable future, you are also supporting generations to come and building a better collective future for us all.
“Fresh Start is an incredible organization and in my opinion it’s really a life saving organization,” says Siner. “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.”
The Valley philanthropist first joined Fresh Start’s Board in 2012, and in 2020 she received Fresh Start’s Founders’ Award, which honors women who demonstrate a remarkable commitment to our winder 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 President and CEO of Fresh Start Kim McWaters. “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.”