The Mary Kay Foundation℠ recently announced it is awarding $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
This year’s grant contribution, which includes shelters across the country as well as in Puerto Rico and Guam, brings the Foundation’s total investment in its shelter grant program to $50 million.
“At Mary Kay, we believe in helping women improve their circumstances and live their best lives,” said Michael Lunceford, president of The Mary Kay Foundation Board of Directors. “One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and it is our responsibility to support the women’s shelters that aid these survivors. At the heart of the Foundation’s work is the shelter grant program, which is actively supported by our independent sales force. We’re proud that our commitment makes such a powerful impact in local communities and in the lives of domestic violence survivors across the country.”
The Mary Kay Foundation was established in 1996 with the overarching purpose of supporting issues impacting women. In 2000, The Foundation expanded to include ending domestic violence as part of its mission. The Foundation is committed to funding the life-saving work of women’s shelters and the annual shelter grant program has helped finance critical needs, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and legal aid.