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The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Donates $100,000 to Domestic Violence Shelters Across Canada

Donations Will Help 10 Women's Shelters Across the Country

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - February 06, 2014) - The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation's annual shelter grant giving program awarded $100,000 in total grants to 10 domestic violence shelters or outreach programs in provinces and territories across Canada. Each shelter received a $10,000 grant to help combat domestic violence, educate local communities, provide much needed shelter and rehabilitation for survivors, especially in a time when donations are down and the need for services is on the rise.

"The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation 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 Lynda Rose, a Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation board member and Vice-President of Sales & Marketing of Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. "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."

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.

Click here for a full list of 2013 grant recipients or visit marykay.ca for additional information.

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 $1,051,000 to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence and $434,000 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 Cosmetics Ltd.

Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For 50 years (35 in Canada), Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $3 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. To learn more or to locate a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area, please visit marykay.ca.

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