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Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey

Mary Kay and The Mary Kay FoundationSM partner each year to survey domestic violence shelters to learn more about what is happening on the front lines of this important issue. The annual survey takes an in-depth look at domestic violence through the perspective of executive directors at women’s shelters across the country.

2015 Truth About Abuse Survey Results

Awareness isn’t enough to stop abuse. Mary Kay's sixth annual Truth About Abuse survey reveals that Americans’ awareness of domestic violence is on the rise. The survey also reveals Americans believe increased education on healthy relationships can make a difference and millennials show confidence that the U.S. can end domestic abuse for the next generation.
2015 Truth About Abuse Infographic  


Thanks to you, Mary Kay has donated millions of dollars USD to causes that change the lives of women and children around the world.  These donations are giving survivors of domestic violence a chance to heal, cancer sufferers a hope for tomorrow and orphaned children a reason to smile. As part of this effort in the United States, Mary Kay Inc. is proud to support  The Mary Kay FoundationSM  in its efforts to end domestic violence.


Mary Kay Inc. and The Mary Kay FoundationSM have committed to building 20 Nature Explore Classrooms at women’s shelters across the country. The Nature Explore Classrooms are the first of their kind to be built at domestic violence shelters.  The classrooms provide outdoor learning spaces where the power of nature can help children learn, play and heal from abuse.

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The Mary Kay FoundationSM awards $3 million in shelter grants to 150 domestic violence shelters nationwide each year.  Each shelter receives a $20,000 grant to help combat domestic violence, educate local communities and provide much needed shelter and rehabilitation services.

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Mary Kay and members of the independent sales force are lobbying legislators to help prevent and end domestic violence. Since the 1980s, Mary Kay Inc. and members of its independent sales force have lobbied Congress and state legislatures on issues including the Violence Against Women Act and, most recently, teen dating violence awareness and prevention. Mary Kay and members of the Mary Kay independent sales force have lobbied state lawmakers in California, Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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 Learn about Mary Kay’s efforts to bring about legislation to help prevent and end domestic violence.

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