Pink Changing Lives - Part 2

10-20-2009 8:47 AM

A few years ago, there was a museum exhibit in Texas called “It Ain’t Braggin’ If It’s True.”  Will you please indulge me while I take a moment to brag about the Mary Kay independent sales force and their customers? 

Last year, Mary Kay undertook its first cause marketing program called Beauty That Counts™.  The funds raised were used to help women and children around the world.  In Korea, the funds were used to build children’s libraries for orphans and disabled children.  In Mexico, the funds were used to support programs dealing with domestic violence.  In the U.S., a portion of the funds were used to underwrite a multi-media curriculum addressing the issue of teen dating violence. Some of the funds were also used to support a new and innovative program focused on children and the healing powers of nature.  The program is building five outdoor “nature explore classrooms” at women’s shelters in Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, California and Georgia.  Those five classrooms are either opening or about to open this week in recognition of October and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The nature explore classrooms provide an outdoor environment to help children who have witnessed abuse in their home.  Scientific studies show that children who are exposed to nature have a greater chance of dealing with difficult situations like witnessing abuse.  Nothing like this existed before--these nature explore classrooms are the first to be built at women’s shelters. They will provide a quiet, safe and nurturing place for children to learn, play and heal.  Can you imagine the difference this will make for the children and the women at these shelters?

It was the support of Beauty That Counts™ from the Mary Kay independent sales force and their customers that provided the support for the nature explore classrooms.  I always say the people associated with Mary Kay, whether they be independent sales force members, employees or customers, are great people.  This is just more proof of that.   I know I’m bragging, but it’s true. 

Thank you for all you do to help Mary Kay end domestic violence.  Click here to learn more about the nature classrooms.