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For more information contact: Mary Kay Inc.
Rebecca Gibson, Corporate Communications
972.687.5420 or Rebecca.Gibson@mkcorp.com


THE MARY KAY FOUNDATIONSM DONATES $3 MILLION
TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS

Donations will help 150 women’s shelters across the country

DALLAS (Sept. 20, 2012) – In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay FoundationSM awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states. Each shelter received a $20,000 grant to maintain critical services and programs for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Through its annual shelter grant program, The Foundation has now provided a total of $31 million to domestic violence organizations since 2000.

“The Mary Kay FoundationSM is proud to work with local shelters that are supporting and helping to improve the lives of thousands of women and children across the country,” said Anne Crews, Mary Kay Inc.’s Vice President of Government Relations and board member for The Mary Kay FoundationSM. “The grants are a signature program for us. The Foundation grants represent just one of the ways in which we are helping to raise awareness of and provide support for domestic violence prevention. Our mission is to enrich the lives of women around the world, and one of the ways we are doing this is through our commitment to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.”

While many grant recipients use the funds for basic operating expenses and to hire much needed personnel, some recipients focus on a specific need that may have not been met without the grant from The Mary Kay FoundationSM. A shelter in Kentucky plans to use its grant to strengthen its clients’ family management skills with farm to table classes, seeds and plants and gardening tools. A shelter in Oregon plans to use its grant to upgrade its 100-year old kitchen and a shelter in New Hampshire will use the money to replace its dilapidated roof.

About The Mary Kay Foundationsm
The Mary Kay Foundationsm was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. Since the Foundation’s inception, it has awarded nearly $31 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and more than $18 million to cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundationsm, visit www.marykayfoundation.org or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).


Our 2012 Shelter Grant Recipients:

Shelter Name
  Location
Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (AWAIC)
  Anchorage, AK
King's Home
  Chelsea, AL
Montgomery Area Family Violence Program, Inc. d.b.a. Family Sunshine Center (FSC)
  Montgomery, AL
Southwest Arkansas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
  DeQueen, AR
Alice's Place, Inc.
  Winslow, AZ
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
  Phoenix, AZ
Kingman Aid to Abused People
  Kingman, AZ
Center for Community Solutions
  San Diego, CA
Central California Family Crisis Center, Inc.r
  Porterville, CA
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals
  Morgan Hill, CA
Domestic Violence Intervention Center
  Citrus Heights, CA
Human Options
  Irvine, CA
Humboldt Domestic Violence Services
  Eureka, CA
La Casa de las Madres
  San Francisco, CA
Live Violence Free
  South Lake Tahoe, CA
Operation Care
  Jackson, CA
Su Casa - Ending Domestic Violence
  Long Beach, CA
YWCA of San Diego County
  San Diego, CA
YWCA Sonoma County
  Santa Rosa, CA
Advocates Victim Assistance Team DBA: Advocates for a Violence-Free Community
  Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
TESSA
  Colorado Springs, CO
Network Against Domestic Abuse, Inc. (The Network)
  Enfield, CT
Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc.
  New London, CT
People's Place II, Inc.:Abriendo Puertas
  Milford, DE
Another Way, Inc.
  Lake City, FL
Help Now of Osceola, Inc.
  Kissimmee, FL
HOPE Family Services (HOPE)
  Brandenton, FL
Martha's House, Inc.
  Okeechobee, FL
Miami Rescue Mission
  Miami, FL
Seminole County Victims' Rights Coalition, Inc. dba SafeHouse
  Lake Monroe, FL
Shelter House, Inc.
  Fort Walton Beach, FL
The Shelter for Abused Women & Children
  Naples, FL
Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc.
  Lighthouse Point, FL
Columbus Alliance for Battered Women, Inc., dba Hope Harbour
  Columbus, GA
Waycross Area Shelter for Abused Persons, Inc. d/b/a Magnolia House
  Waycross, GA
Wayne County Protective Agency, Inc.-dba Fair Haven Shelter
  Jesup, GA
Wellspring Living
  Tyrone, GA
Child & Family Service (CFS)
  Ewa Beach, HI
NIAD Center for Human Development dba Crisis Intervention Service
  Mason City, IA
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families
  Cedar Rapids, IA
Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho
  Pocatello, ID
Crisis Center for South Suburbia
  Tinley Park, IL
Guardian Angel Community Services
  Joliet, IL
Oasis Women's Center
  Alton, IL
The Center for Prevention of Abuse
  Peoria, IL
The Women's Center, Inc.
  Carbondale, IL
Violence Prevention Cewnter of Southwestern Illinois
  Belleville, IL
WINGS Program, Inc. (Women in Need Growing Stronger)
  Palatine, IL
Safe Passage, Inc.
  Batesville, IN
Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Incorporated
  Michigan City, IN
YWCA of Evansville, IN Inc.
  Evansville, IN
DoVES, Inc.
  Artchison, KS
SAFEHOME, Inc.
  Overland Park, KS
Bethany House Abuse Shelter, Inc.
  Somerset, KY
The Caring Place
  Lebanon, KY
Project Celebration/Taylor House
  Many, LA
St. Bernard Battered Women's Program, Inc.
  Chalmette, LA
DOVE, Inc.
  Quincy, MA
New Hope, Inc.
  Attleboro, MA
Safe Passage, Inc.
  Northampton, MA
Domestic Violence Center of Howard County (DVC)
  Columbia, MD
Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County, Inc. Maryland
  Brentwood, MD
Heartly House, Inc.
  Frederick, MD
Life Crisis Center, Inc.
  Salisbury, MD
Family Crisis Services
  Portland, ME
Domestic Violence Escape (DOVE), Inc.
  Ironwood, MI
Green Gables Haven Community Shelter
  Hastings, MI
Human Development Commission
  Caro, MI
Women's Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area
  Traverse City, MI
YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit - YWCA Interim House (Shelter)
  Detroit, MI
Alexandra House, Inc.
  Blaine, MN
Central MN Task Force on Battered Women (d.b.a. Anna Marie's Alliance)
  St. Cloud, MN
HOPE COALITION
  Red Wing, MN
AVENUES, Inc.
  Hannibal, MO
Hope House, Inc.
  Lee's Summit, MO
Phelps County Family Crisis Services, Inc./Russell House
  Rolla, MO
The Women's Center
  St. Charles, MO
Angel Wings Out-Reach Center
  Mendenhall, MS
Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence - Adrienne's House
  Pascagoula, MS
Safe Space, Inc.
  Butte, MT
Friend to Friend
  Carthage, NC
Shelter Available for Family Emergency (SAFE), Inc. of Transylvania County
  Brevard, NC
Sheltered Aid to Families in Emergencies (SAFE, Inc.)
  Wilkesboro, NC
The Greater Mount Airy Ministry of Hospitality
  Mount Airy, NC
Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC)
  Grand Forks, ND
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
  Omaha, NE
Turning Points Network
  Claremont, NH
New Jersey Association on Correction
  Trenton, NJ
Shelter Our Sisters
  Hackensack, NJ
Womanspace, Inc.
  Lawrenceville, NJ
Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, Inc.
  Santa Fe, NM
Advocates to End Domestic Violence
  Carson City, NV
Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis dba Safe Nest
  Las Vegas, NV
Catholic Charities of Chenango County
  Norwich, NY
Family of Woodstock, Inc.
  Kingston, NY
Hope's Door, Inc.
  Pleasantville, NY
Opportunities for Otsego, Inc.
  Oneonta, NY
Steuben Churchpeople Against Poverty, Inc. d.b.a. Arbor Housing and Development. The Net Shelter and Domestic Abuse Program
  Bath, NY
Vera House, Inc.
  Syracuse, NY
Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
  New York, NY
YWCA of Schenectady dba YWCA NorthEastern New York
  Schenectady, NY
Concerned Citizens Against Violence Against Women, Inc.
  Marion, OH
Crossroads Crisis Center
  Lima, OH
Haven of Hope
  Cambridge, OH
Lake County Committee on Family Violence dba Forbes House
  Painesville, OH
Project for Assisting in Crisis Emergence (PACE, Inc.) dba Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter (AADVS)
  Alliance, OH
YWCA of Dayton
  Dayton, OH
Family Crisis Center, Inc.
  Ada, OK
YWCA Oklahoma City
  Oklahoma City, OK
Project Dove
  Ontario, OR
Siuslaw Area Women's Center dba Siuslaw Outreach Services
  Florence, OR
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
  New Castle, PA
Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA
  Washington, PA
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
  Allentown, PA
Women Against Abuse, Inc.
  Philadelphia, PA
Women in Need
  Chambersburg, PA
YWCA York
  York, PA
Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
  Wakefield, RI
SAFE Homes - Rape Crisis Coalition
  Spartanburg, SC
The YWCA of the Upper Lowlands, Inc.
  Sumter, SC
The Domestic Violence Network
  Madison, SD
Family Crisis Center, Child and Family Tennessee
  Knoxville, TN
The Crisis Center for Women - IVAS
  Lenoir City, TN
Women Are Safe, Inc.
  Centerville, TN
Center Agtainst Family Violence
  El Paso, TX
Denton County Friends of the Family
  Denton, TX
Families in Crisis, Inc.
  Killeen, TX
Family Abuse Center
  Waco, TX
Fort Bend County Women's Center, Inc.
  Richmond, TX
Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc.
  Seguin, TX
Hope's Door, Inc.
  Plano, TX
SafePlace
  Austin, TX
Women In Need Inc.
  Greenville, TX
Women Together Foundation, Inc.
  McAllen, TX
Seekhaven, Inc.
  Moab, UT
New Hope Crisis Center of Box Elder County
  Brigham City, UT
Safe Harbor
  Richmond, VA
The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley, Inc.
  Radford, VA
YWCA of Central Virginia
  Christiansted, VI
Women Helping Battered Women, Inc.
  Burlington, VT
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
  Seattle, WA
Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services
  Shelton, WA
ywca clark county: Safe Choice Domestic Violence Program
  Vancouver, WA
Community Referral Agency
  Milltown, WI
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Program
  Appleton, WI
The Lac du Flambeau Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Program
  Lac du Flambeau, WI
Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.
  Huntington, WV
Comprehensive Women's Service Council, Inc. d/b/a/ Women's Resource Center
  Beckley, WV
Albany County SAFE Project
  Laramie, WY
Sexual Assault & Family Violence Task Force, Inc.
  Evanston, WY


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