BENEFITING: RIVER VALLEY SHELTER FOR WOMEN INC
Home should be a safe haven. Unfortunately, thousands of homes are like war zones each day because of domestic violence.
We want to stop the violence and break the silence. That’s why The Mary Kay Foundation has awarded $31 million in grant money to shelters for women and children in all 50 states since 2000.
Many cases of domestic violence go unreported, so statistics are difficult to get. However, the Family Prevention Fund estimates that between 960,000 and 3 million incidents of family violence go on each year. In 2013, the National Census of Domestic Violence Services reports that more than 66,541 victims were served on the day of September 17, 2013.
Domestic violence is the No. 1 cause of injury for women ages 15 to 44. These victims suffer emotionally too from depression, anxiety or social isolation. Domestic abuse occurs to women of all ages, income levels and educational backgrounds.
(Information from The Mary Kay Foundation website on Domestic Violence Prevention, http://www.marykayfoundation.org/Pages/Home.aspx)
Preventing domestic violence and abuse is very important to those of us who work with Mary Kay. We are thankful for The Mary Kay Foundation and their work to provide local grants for shelters all across The United States. Our local Russellville Mary Kay Unit has partenered with the River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children to help gain more operating funds. By partenering with our team and donating, all funds will go directly to the shelter and there are some incentives for you as well. The River Valley Shelter has yet to receive one of the grants from The Mary Kay Foundation as listed above, and we are hoping that by more of a collaborative effort that we can better their opportunity to receive a grant.
For every $25 donated through our team page, your name will go into a drawing for TWO great product giveaways including a skinvigorate cleansing brush (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_xqxPANJXk), and a Satin Hands/Satin Lips Pampering Set.
For example, with a donation of $25, your name will be placed in the drawing one time. Two times with a $50 donation, four times for a $100 donation, etc.
Once again, ALL of the money donated goes directly to the River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children to help with operating expenses. We have simply partnered with them as a team to help raise funds. Please consider helping this local organization as they continue help women and children in our area with excellence.