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.
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.
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.
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.