We’ll Leave the Light on for You

09-30-2013 3:45 AM

Road trippers around the country are familiar with Motel 6’s motto, “We’ll leave the light on for you.”  That same phrase holds a whole new meaning for domestic violence shelters around the U.S. and the families they serve.

The Mary Kay Foundation has supported the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, an epidemic that touches one in four women. Each year, The Mary Kay Foundation awards $20,000 grants to domestic violence shelters across the country in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

The shelters can use the funds where they are needed most. For many of the 150 shelters being awarded grants this year, this resource will supplement basic operating expenses – hard costs like utilities or rent. Other shelters use the funds to hire much-needed personnel, complete repairs and renovations or to add additional programming for the clients they serve.

No matter how the grants are used, one thing remains the same: 150 domestic violence shelters will be able to leave the light on for a woman in need.

For a complete list of The Mary Kay Foundation’s 2013 Shelter Grant Recipients, click here.


Today’s blog post is from Rebecca Gibson, a manager on Mary Kay’s corporate communications team. Her friends and family will confirm her porch light is always on. Follow Rebecca on Twitter @beckgibson.