Thank You Mary Kay Foundation

We are very excited to announce that we received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation℠ to support our 17-bed Emergency Shelter! This funding will allow us to conduct important repairs and ongoing maintenance at our 100+ year old shelter.

This is the third grant The Mary Kay Foundation℠ has generously given to Steps to End Domestic Violence in the past 14 years.

We especially want to thank Nan Patrick, a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, and an incredible supporter of Steps to End Domestic Violence. Nan kindly wrote a letter of support that helped us to receive the grant. Nan has organized many fundraisers for us as well as pampering events for shelter residents over the years. Thank you so much, Nan!


The Mary Kay Foundation℠ was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. The Mary Kay Foundation℠ has awarded $54 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation℠, please visit or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).

Nearly 600 domestic violence shelters applied for The Mary Kay Foundation shelter grants this year. Mary Kay Inc.’s global cause-related program, Beauty That Counts, helps support The Mary Kay Foundation’s annual shelter grant program. Mary Kay has a deep commitment to ending abuse and alongside The Mary Kay Foundation℠ has given $53 million to domestic violence prevention and awareness programs.

Please visit for additional information and for the full list of 2016 Shelter Grant Recipients.

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