Mary Kay Foundation Awards $20,000 to Abriendo Puertas During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Claudia Peña Porretti
(302) 422-8033 ext. 198
MILFORD (October 1, 2012) – People’s Place is excited to announce that Abriendo Puertas, a domestic violence program serving Spanish-speaking survivors and children in Kent and Sussex Counties, received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation awards $20,000 grants to more than 150 domestic violence shelters across the country for a total of $3 million.
Abriendo Puertas will use the grant to provide assistance to survivors to meet basic needs, housing, childcare and other expenses. The program offers a 24-hour bilingual hotline at (302) 745-9874.
“The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence,” said Anne Crews, Mary Kay Inc. Vice President of Government Relations and board member for The Mary Kay Foundation. “Through our grants, we honor and support shelters across the country that are having a profound impact for women and children in their communities. Since 2000, we have granted $31 million to help domestic violence shelters meet their critical needs and support their ongoing community efforts.”
About The Mary Kay Foundation
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. Since the Foundation’s inception, it has awarded nearly $31 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and more than $18 million to cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation, visit marykayfoundation.org or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).