Mary Kay Inc., in partnership with The Mary Kay FoundationSM, has concluded its 11th year of providing fresh starts to victims of domestic abuse through its Suits for Shelters campaign. Based on the idiom “if you look good, you feel good,” the program supplies professional attire to help boost confidence and empower women as they start their new lives free from abuse. Since inception, Suits for Shelters has collected nearly 25,000 pieces of professional clothing for women in need.
Empowering women is ingrained in the DNA of Mary Kay,” said Ryan Rogers, Chief Investment Officer at Mary Kay Inc., board member for The Mary Kay Foundation, and grandson of company founder Mary Kay Ash. “To the women receiving these clothes, it’s so much more than a blouse or a pants suit. It’s the ability to interview for a job and gain financial freedom—it’s the hope of a new beginning.”
The professional attire collected at the Suits for Shelters launch party and throughout Mary Kay’s U.S. Seminar benefits domestic violence shelters Hope’s Door New Beginning Center and Denton County Friends of the Family. Both organizations were also recipients of a $25,000 grant from The Mary Kay FoundationSM.
A proven leader in the fight against domestic violence, Mary Kay has a long-standing commitment to help prevent and end abuse. To date, Mary Kay Inc. and The Mary Kay FoundationSM have given more than $57 million to domestic violence prevention and awareness programs to women’s shelters across the country.