Global Month of Service

03-08-2012 7:10 AM

Janelle O’Haugherty, manager of corporate communications for Mary Kay Inc.Today’s guest blogger is Janelle O’Haugherty, manager of corporate communications for Mary Kay Inc.  Janelle is a co-leader of the Mary Kay Global Month of Service. 

Today is International Women’s Day.  Who will you thank and recognize? In honor of this special day, we are celebrating by kicking off our Global Month of Service. For the next month, Mary Kay will make a beautiful difference by helping our neighbors in need around the world.

Thousands of Mary Kay employees, Independent Beauty Consultants and Mary Kay supporters will lend a hand to fellow citizens with the goal of donating 1 million hours of community service around the world in the next month. Yes, 1 million hours. With 5,000 employees and 2.4 million Independent Beauty Consultants, I know we can do it!

Mary Kay Ash often said that what we are doing is something far more important than just selling cosmetics, we are changing lives. And that still holds true today. We are truly helping others. I keep this photo at my desk to remind me of what it means to help others and what a difference it can make in their lives. The picture represents the beauty in each of us and the inner beauty that we all have and can share with others. It was taken in Kazakhstan where Mary Kay employees volunteered to help the elderly during last year’s Global Month of Service. The photo just shows how the simplest gesture can make someone feel special. So whether you are in Kazakhstan or Kansas, India or Indiana, Moldova or Montana, please join us in making a beautiful difference!

Take a look at this video and then share with us how you are planning to help others this month during the Mary Kay Global Month of Service.

Last but not least, make your service count by visiting Happy volunteering!


 Woman helping an elderly woman | Mary Kay employees volunteered in Kazakhstan