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Mary Kay grant goes to Libby domestic violence shelter

November 8, 2018
Two local Mary Kay consultants joined forces with group of skeet shooters and banded together to hand a $20,000 check from the Mary Kay Foundation to Libby Community Interagencies, Inc., the only domestic violence shelter grant awarded by the foundation in Montana. Each year, the Mary Kay Foundation distributes $3-million in grants to domestic violence shelters across the nation.

"It was an honor to present the check to Barbara Guthneck of Lincoln County Crisis Solutions out at the Libby Shooting Complex where we have held our Shoot For Pink event benefitting the Mary Kay Foundation the last eight years years," said Mary Kay Sales Director Tamara Crismore, Libby. "Our event is unique and the only trap shoot held as a fundraiser for the Mary Kay Foundation. We have finished in the Top five for fundraising events the past four years for Mary Kay!"

Over the eight years Crismore, Mary Kay consultant Julie Krezmore, Naples, and their team of shooters have held an event, they have raised $52,669.

"We have support not just in Montana, but from all across the U.S., from Washington to Maryland, Pennsylvania and even the Virgin Islands," Crismore said. "Julie is a beauty consultant in my unit and she has supported the event every year with her entire family. She is my right arm and my rock for the entire shoot. We are so excited to see money come back to our community through this grant process. It is much needed."

Tamara encourages other area crisis shelters apply for grants next year.

"The Mary Kay Foundation’s mission is to eliminate cancer and end domestic violence," Tamara said. "I can’t wait for the day when we no longer need ribbons for awareness!"

For more information about The Mary Kay Foundation, visit www.marykayfoundation.org.
Shoot for Pink
Mary Kay sales director Tamara Crismore, holding check, left, and consultant Julie Krezman, right, give a $20,000 Mary Kay Foundation check to Barbara Guthneck, Lincoln County Crisis Solutions. Behind the trio are Shoot for Pink team members Darrell Orr, Carlene Orr, Joe Crismore, Mavis Vaillancourt Stuckey, Tim Stuckey and Dan Ackerman.

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