2018 Shelter Grant program
did make a difference
Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate based on age, race, or economic background. Thankfully, there are shelters and outreach programs across the country dedicated to assisting women and children regain their lives after domestic violence.
As part of the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation’s Shelter Grant Program, we’d like to congratulate our 2018 recipients and commend them on the incredible work they do.
As well, thank you for your ongoing support, which enables the Foundation to continue its mission of supporting programs that help women realize their worth, their value and, most important, their potential for a happy and healthy life.
A – Nanaimo Transition House, Nanaimo, BC
B – La Salle, Edmonton, AB
C – Shelwin House, Yorkton, SK
D – Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre, Portage La Prairie, MB
E – Interval House of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
F – La Sejournelle, Shawinijan, QC
G – Anderson House, Charlottetown, PEI
Throughout her life, Mary Kay Ash showed others how to live, and how to give. She gave hope to women who lacked opportunity and self-esteem, and she gave financial support to the causes she believed in. Today, we honour her legacy of love through The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, which was founded in Canada in 2001.
Through its grant program and awareness initiatives, the Foundation supports women living with the appearance-related side effects of cancer through Look Good Feel Better, and by contributing to women's domestic violence shelters and supporting community outreach programs.
Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded almost $1 million to help women going through cancer treatment throughout Canada.
the number of women who have attended a Look Good Feel Better Workshop since its inception in 1992
1 in 2
the number of women who will be diagnosed with cancer during her lifetime
Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Since 2004, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $1.241 Million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence.
Each year, the Shelter Grant program runs from August to October. Applications are reviewed and recommended by the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Committee. After reviewing these recommendations, the Executive Committee selects final grant recipients.
1 in 5
the number of Canadian women who will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime
On any given night in Canada, there are 3,491 women and 2,724 children sleeping in shelters because they aren’t safe in their own homes.
Over $1.241 Million
the grant amount donated to domestic violence shelters by The Foundation since 2004