Beauty That Counts: Built with Love

Beauty That Counts: Built with Love

It is an incredible experience to see what one 8 hour day can accomplish with a crew of enthusiastic volunteers. This year we worked on the interior of the house installing base boards, doors, and kitchen cabinets. The kitchen group consisted of Shannon Summers, Allyson Sellers, myself, and our very patient teacher Bob installing cabinets. We took an empty space and created a kitchen that our homeowner would love for many years to come.

One of the most touching moments during our work day was the discovery of an inscription on the concrete as we walked into the home for the first time. Each house has an Angel of Love that inscribes a scripture on the cement slab before building day. No one could say for certain whom this Angel is, only that she blesses each house with love.

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.@MaryKay employees join The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project efforts for @Habitat_org
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:05am


Every year since 1984, former President Carter and his wife Rosalynn, give a week of their time to help Habitat for Humanity improve and build homes throughout the world. The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project helps raise awareness for the critical need for simple, decent and affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976.

The 2014 Carter Work Project took place in the Oak Cliff Gardens neighborhood of Dallas County. During the project, they built 30 more homes and renovated 20 existing homes, empowering 50 families with the life-changing asset of homeownership.

One of the reasons I am so proud to work for Mary Kay Inc., is the charitable work the company does in the community. Mary Kay Inc. has been involved with Habitat for Humanity since 2006 and helped build more than 14 homes. This is the most rewarding work because you work alongside the family that will take ownership of the home beginning with their own sweat equity. You see something grow from dirt into a home of warmth and love for a family that deserves so much.

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Director Heather Hines has been with Mary Kay since 2000 and has worked in various departments including Sales Development, Consultant Marketing Systems, Promotional Planning & Forecasting and Creative Services & Communications. Her family includes her husband Tim, and daughters McKenzie and Taylor. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and earned her Master's Degree in Organizational Management.