Mary Kay Canada Donates Tens of Thousands of Hand Sanitizers Units to Federal Government, First Responders Battling COVID-19

DALLAS, TX, April 28, 2020

In late March, Mary Kay Inc. announced the company would dedicate part of its global supply chain and manufacturing capabilities to producing much-needed hand sanitizer. Today, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd., the brand’s Canadian market, announced it will donate tens of thousands of hand sanitizer units to the Canadian federal government and Canadian first responders. The much-needed supplies will reach the front lines in the next week.

“We have a responsibility to assist the frontline workers battling COVID-19 in the communities where we live and work throughout Canada,” said Lynda Rose, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. General Manager. “As an essential manufacturer of hygiene and self-care products, we’re uniquely positioned to support those who are working tirelessly to mitigate and end the pandemic.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to prevent infections. But because of consumer demand, there’s been a great shortage in CDC-recommended hand sanitizer in homes and healthcare settings.

Along with the units distributed through the federal government, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. will provide hand sanitizers to healthcare systems and first responders in its headquarter city, Mississauga, ON. Thousands of units will be donated to Trillium Health System, William Osler Health Partners, and Peel Region First Responders.

“It’s our hope that with Mary Kay’s ability to quickly produce hand sanitizer, combined with the federal government’s swift action in securing logistics and distribution channels, we’ll be able to provide some relief to those who need it most,” added Rose.

About Mary Kay

One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 56 years ago with three goals: develop rewarding opportunities for women, offer irresistible products, and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, colour cosmetics, and fragrances. Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time. Learn more at