Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Shop Like A Hero This Fall To Benefit Family Place

Partners Card 2016 Co-chairs Elizabeth Dacus, Samantha Wortley and Jane Rozelle

Since 1978, The Family Place has counseled more than 225,000 clients in residential and outreach programs. In addition, the agency has provided life-saving shelter to more than 22,000 women and children and has answered more than 550,000 calls for help. Over the past 23 years, Partners Card has become the largest fundraiser for The Family Place and is one of the most popular shopping events in the Dallas Metroplex. On May 11th, The Family Place, Partners Card Co-chairs Elizabeth Dacus, Jane Rozelle and Samantha Wortley, and Honorary Chair Lisa Cooley kicked off Partners Card, presented by Bank of Texas at “The Alley” at Galleria Dallas. The 2016 theme, Shop Like a Hero, reassures shoppers they are helping stop the cycle of domestic violence. Attendees snapped photos with Superman and Wonder Woman as The Grill on the Alley passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails provided by Austin Cocktails, and DJ Jennifer Miller entertained. Shop Like a Hero coloring pages and a photo booth with masks and superhero props offered additional entertainment for guests while models presented clothing from participating Partners Card retailers. A raffle drawing also offered a fun incentive with prizes like stoneware from Le Creuset, a handbag from Brahmin and a Tommy Bahama vacation package including beach towels, bag, and chair.

The Family Place Chief Executive Officer Paige Flink
& Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin
The Family Place Chief Executive Officer Paige Flink donned a superhero cape as she addressed the crowd stating that because of their support, 36 women, 66 children and 4 men were currently in safe housing. Proceeds from Partners Card supports The Family Place’s mission to empower victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence.

Guests included: Heather Street Baker, Mike and Jody Coffey, Stephen Bodwell, Mike Meredith, Keenan Delaney, Maxine Trowbridge, Joyce Goss, Ashlee Weidner, J.B. Hayes, Lisa Bhattacharya, Maggie Kipp, Jennifer Burns, Dawn Spalding, Gay Donnell, Kathryn Henry, Todd Turner, Paige Westhoff, Diane Fullingim, Katie Hunzinger, Greg Riley, Kelly Smith and Holly Quartaro.

This year’s 10-day Partners Card shopping extravaganza is set for Friday, October 28 through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Cardholders are invited to shop, dine and save with a 20 percent discount at more than 750 participating retail locations and restaurants throughout the Dallas Metroplex. In 2015, Partners Card celebrated its 23rd year with more than 750 participating retailers and restaurants selling 14,600 cards and raising more than $1.15 million for The Family Place. In its history, the community has helped raise more than $16 million through the Partners Card program. For more information, visit www.partnerscard.org, contact the Partners Card Hotline at (214) 443-7754 or email partnerscard@familyplace.org.