SOLON, OH (May 21, 2013)… Mace Security International, Inc. has established the Mace Cares program as a way to provide support and assistance for individuals at risk throughout our communities. Mace is committed to providing community support and charitable contributions that make a difference for our employees, their families, our consumers and the communities in which we live and work. In 2013, through the Mace Cares program, MSI will use a portion of proceeds from its Hot Pink line of pepper spray products—1%, up to $10,000—to make charitable donations to select organizations and sponsor events.
Through the program, Mace has pledged to be a corporate sponsor of the following organizations for 2013: National Center for Victims of Crime, Casting for Recovery and Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE). All organizations are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes. Donations will be made in October to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Crime Prevention Month.
The Mace Cares program will be promoted on Hot Pink product packaging. Program information will be available at www.macecares.com on the web.
“Mace Security International management and leadership feel it is important that we leverage our highly recognized brand to help empower people to feel safe and live their lives. We additionally feel it is important to constantly raise the awareness of crime prevention with the long term goal of creating a safer world.” – John McCann President & CEO of Mace Security International.
“Victims of crime come from all walks of life, and they need the support of their communities to feel safe, and rebuild their lives. The National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to partner with MACE, who shares our vision of empowering people against crime.” – Mai Fernandez, Executive Director | National Center for Victims of Crime
Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCPINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety, and electronic security products to consumer and business market segments under the highly recognized Mace® brand. Mace also owns and operates a UL/ETL listed central station providing remote alarm and video monitoring services to the wholesale security trade. For more information, go to www.mace.com or write to Mace Security International, Inc., 29100 Aurora Road, Suite 100, Solon, Ohio 44139.
About National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. http://www.victimsofcrime.org
About Casting for Recovery Since 1996, CFR has served over 5,000 breast cancer survivors, with the help of over 1,500 volunteers, in retreats that provide emotional and medical support and teach new skills through catch-and-release fly fishing. http://castingforrecovery.org
About Project Against Violent Encounters offers comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. These services include: 24 hour emergency hotline, court and social service advocacy, support groups, case management, emergency financial assistance, information and referrals, legal assistance, access to emergency and transitional housing, supervised visitation, parenting classes, and community and in-school education. www.pavebennington.org