Saving Grace receives $20,000 grant!

This October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Mary Kay Foundation℠ awarded Saving Grace a $20,000 grant to further its efforts to combat domestic violence and provide crisis services throughout Central Oregon. The grant was one of 150 awarded to domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam for a total of $3 million. This year’s highly sought-after grant slate brings the total investment in The Foundation’s annual shelter grant program to nearly $42 million.  

“At Saving Grace, we are incredibly grateful for support from The Mary Kay Foundation℠ and its continued commitment to break the cycle of domestic violence,” said Executive Director Janet Huerta. “This grant will enable us to continue funding life-saving shelter services for some of Central Oregon’s most vulnerable survivors and their children. Without shelter, many of our clients would be forced to choose between homelessness and continued violence.”

“As a Mary Kay Independent Consultant, I am thrilled that Saving Grace was chosen to receive one of the 2017 Mary Kay Foundation grants,” says Shannon Polk, a Central Oregon Mary Kay consultant. “The Mary Kay Foundation believes that home should be a safe haven.  Unfortunately, the homes of thousands of women and children are plagued by domestic violence. The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to stopping the violence, breaking the silence, and making a difference for these women and children. This grant will make it possible for Saving Grace to help more local women and children and give them shelter in their hour of need.  We are so fortunate to have Saving Grace serving the vulnerable women and children in our community.”

Mary Kay Inc.’s global cause-related program, Beauty that Counts, helps support The Foundation’s annual shelter grant program.  

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.  The Mary Kay Foundation℠ has awarded $70.7 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States.  To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation℠, please visit or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).

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