BEAUTY THAT COUNTS®
Thanks to you, Mary Kay has donated millions of dollars USD to causes that change the lives of women and children around the world. The funds for these donations came from the worldwide sale of Beauty That Counts® Mary Kay® products since 2008. 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.
NATURE EXPLORE CLASSROOMS
Mary Kay Inc. and The Mary Kay FoundationSM have built 13 Nature Explore Classrooms at women’s shelters across the country and will fund four more in 2012. 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.
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. By the end of 2012, The Mary Kay FoundationSM will have donated more than $31 million to domestic violence organizations nationwide.
Learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation SM
LOBBYING FOR GOOD
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.
BREAK THE CYCLE DVD
With one in three teens being the victim of physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse in a relationship,** Mary Kay Inc. partnered with the national nonprofit organization Break the Cycle to sponsor its interactive "Ending Violence" DVD. This comprehensive DVD was made available to schools nationwide in February 2010 as part of the first-ever Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This preventive education curriculum teaches teens about healthy relationships.
For more information, please visit www.breakthecycle.org.