SOURCE: Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd

August 16, 2015 10:00 ET

The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Pledges to Donate $130,000 to Domestic Violence Shelters Across Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - August 16, 2015) - The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation's annual shelter grant giving program begins on August 16th, encouraging domestic violence shelters and/or outreach programs in provinces and territories across Canada to apply.

"Thanks to the generous contributions to the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation in 2014 by the Mary Kay independent sales force, their customers and consumers, we're pleased to share the Foundation is continuing its Shelter Grant program by offering a $10,000 grant to a shelter in each province/territory throughout Canada," said Dawn Gerry, Director of the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation and National Director of Marketing for Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. "Shelters contribute more than a safe place to stay. They provide vital services that support women who have experienced abuse, and a place to rebuild their lives and much needed self-esteem."

Mary Kay has long recognized the importance of educating women about domestic violence and keeping them safe from it. The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation is supported by hundreds of Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. and is an important part of the legacy of Mary Kay Ash.

For full details, and a link to the 2015 Shelter Grant Application, visit marykay.ca.

About The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation

The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation was established in Canada in 2001, and its mission is two-fold: to support women living with cancer through the Look Good Feel Better® program and to help end violence against women by providing grants to women's shelters and community outreach programs. Since then, it has awarded over $1,051,100 to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence and over $700,000 to help women going through cancer treatment throughout Canada. From every dollar raised, 97 cents goes to these two important causes. To learn more about The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, visit www.marykay.ca.

About Mary Kay

For more than 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3.5 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $4 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. Discover what there is to love about Mary Kay by connecting with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant marykay.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation
    Dawn Gerry
    (905) 858-0020 ext. 2643
    dawn.gerry@mkcorp.com