Mary Kay Inc. Honored for Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts

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Mary Kay Inc. Honored for Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts

Global Beauty Company One of 12 Winners Recognized by U.S. Department of Justice During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Mary Kay Inc. receives the Allied Professional Award from the U.S. Department of Justice for the company’s long-term commitment to preventing and ending domestic violence at the National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards held April 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Mary Kay Inc. receives the Allied Professional Award from the U.S. Department of Justice for the company’s long-term commitment to preventing and ending domestic violence at the National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards held April 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

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CAMPAIGN: A Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence

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DALLAS, April 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Department of Justice honored Mary Kay Inc. for its long-term commitment to preventing and ending domestic violence during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

“One of the cornerstones of who we are as a company is a pledge to enriching women’s lives. That simply cannot occur when domestic violence is present,” said Crayton Webb, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc. “We will remain tireless advocates in our efforts to prevent and end violence against women, and we appreciate the Department of Justice’s recognition of our efforts.”

Mary Kay Inc. received the Allied Professional Award for its continued support of breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Mary Kay was one of 12 award winners recognized at the award ceremony held at the National Archives.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline, nominated Mary Kay Inc. for the award. Mary Kay sponsors one of the Hotline’s key initiatives, loveisrespect, a 24/7 phone, live chat and text platform for relationship support.

In October 2012, Mary Kay Inc. awarded a $1 million grant to loveisrespect to establish the nation’s first and only dating abuse text message helpline. Mary Kay reaffirmed its support of that program in February 2015 with an additional three-year commitment and $1.25 million grant. Such support is a key component of Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” campaign, which seeks to educate women on the signs of an abusive relationship and empower them to take action.

“Everyone deserves to be in a safe, healthy relationship, and Mary Kay has echoed this sentiment with their work throughout the nation,” Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of The Hotline, said in her nomination letter. “The service and support Mary Kay provides not only touches lives and communities, but extends its influence to a national level.”

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CAMPAIGN: A Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence

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