About Mary Kay
In 2012 Mary Kay awarded a grant to loveisrespect to support the nation’s first and only dating abuse text message helpline. Mary Kay is the lead sponsor for this “text for help” service designed to support young people in building healthy relationships and, ultimately, ending dating abuse. The grant to loveisrespect is a component of Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” campaign. “Don’t Look Away” seeks to educate the public on how to recognize the signs of an abusive relationship, how to take action, and to raise awareness of a variety of survivor support services.
The grant to loveisrespect represents just one of the ways in which Mary Kay is helping to raise awareness of and provide support to end domestic violence. As part of its ongoing annual grant program which has donated $31 million to domestic violence organizations since 2000, this year The Mary Kay FoundationSM awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across all 50 states.