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Mary Kay helping people through community services
Published on 24 Mar. 2011 12:08 AM IST
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Thousands of Mary Kay family members in more than 35 countries helped their fellow neighbors by volunteering more than 430,510 hours of community service or more than 49 years of service valued at nearly $9 million* (USD) around the world in one month to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Womens Day, on March 8. Mary Kay employees, independent sales force members as well as their family, and friends joined together to make difference worldwide during the first Mary Kay Global Month of Service, February 8 to March 8.
From the young to the young at heart, and the indoors to the outdoors, Mary Kays service spanned the globe, including volunteers who are:
India: Supported underprivileged kids & women by cooking meals for them, teaching the kids & serving the ill in hospitals, United States: Supported women and children at domestic violence shelters by sprucing up their centers, helping in ones thrift store and making hygiene kits, Australia: Assisted citizens in disaster relief efforts due to the massive floods throughout the country in January, China: Taught children attending a rural school whose parents work in faraway cities, Mexico: Renovated buildings damaged by Hurricane Alex, Russia: Cleaned up a cancer center, Kazakhstan: Sang with the elderly at special karaoke events and Korea: Educated consumers on how to reduce carbon footprints and emissions at home. To learn more about the Mary Kay Global Month of Service, go to
“The real impact of our service is realized in the thousands of people helped by so many who joined together worldwide to give back and volunteer in our communities where we live and work”, said David Holl, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mary Kay Inc.
Since the company started in1963, Mary Kay has emphasized the importance of giving back to others. Whether changing the lives of women and children around the world through charitable activities or finding ways to be even more sustainable and green, Mary Kay is making a difference in our communities where we live and work. For more details, go to
Mary Kay is one of the world’s largest direct selling companies with more than $2.5 billion in annual wholesale sales worldwide. Mary Kay was founded by Mary Kay Ash with the goal of helping women achieve personal Mary Kays high-quality skin care and color cosmetic products are sold in more than 35 countries around the world. To learn more about Mary Kay, visit

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