Handled with Care
Handled with Care
CAMPAIGN: A Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence
One of the greatest privileges in my professional career has been serving as a member of The Mary Kay Foundation℠ board of directors. You see, every day there is a woman, man or child in the United States benefitting from Mary Kay and The Mary Kay Foundation℠'s work and commitment to end domestic violence.
Mary Kay helps survivors of abuse every step of the way. Young people looking for answers and healthy relationship support use our text-for-help service, and countless brave women every day seek safety at a women's shelter supported by The Mary Kay Foundation℠.
I think that our greatest responsibility, as a company for women committed to ending domestic violence, is helping a woman begin a journey and new life- free from abuse.
This week, together with Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, we helped deliver care kits to The Family Place, a local domestic violence shelter in Dallas. This amazing organization helps survivors of abuse with counseling services, legal support, shelter and more. Independent Beauty Consultants attending Mary Kay's annual seminar built 2,000 of these care kits that have since been distributed to women's shelters across the United States. It's our hope that these packages filled with Mary Kay® skin care products and notes of inspiration will help these brave survivors feel loved, beautiful and cared for during a stressful time in their life.
We often hear from the shelters we support, that so many women flee domestic violence in the night with nothing but the clothes on her back. Today and every day, we salute these courageous women and hope that in some small way, Mary Kay has helped you in your journey.
Anne Crews is Vice President of Public Affairs for Mary Kay Inc. and serves on the board of directors for The Mary Kay Foundation. Anne is currently the chairman of the Family Violence Prevention Council in Dallas County. She served two terms on the U.S. Department of Justice's National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women and represents Mary Kay as the president of the board of directors for the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV) and is the Mary Kay liaison to the American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. She was named one of "21 Leaders for the 21st Century" for her advocacy work against domestic violence.