It’s a time when we’re reminded of the joy of spending time with the people we love and who love us back, the simple pleasure of a glass of eggnog and warm wool socks, and the importance of giving to others.
I immediately thought of the organization our good friend Mandy works for: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Mandy was cool enough to answer some questions for us.
If you’re interested in awesome charities devoted to empowering women, give the interview a read, and please consider donating if you’re able.
Can you tell me a bit about Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, and the work the organization does?
Fresh Start’s mission is to provide education, resources, and support for women to positively transform their lives and strengthen our community. We envision a world in which every woman reaches her full potential through achieving personal empowerment and financial self-sufficiency.
This year, we are celebrating 25 years of empowering women in the community. We serve any self-identified woman, 18 years and older, at the Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center in downtown Phoenix. We offer a plethora of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of our clients: career readiness, computer training classes, entrepreneur program, family law support, financial literacy and coaching, mentoring, professional clothing and salon services, social work services, and scholarships.
What do you do for the organization?
I am Fresh Start’s Grants Manager.
What drew you to work for Fresh Start?
Feminism is such an important part