The Family Place’s highly-anticipated annual 10-day charity shopping and dining event has returned for the 28th year! The Dallas-based non-profit is celebrating a successful 2019 and looking forward to a new year for the Partners Card, Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 8, 2020.
The Family Place Partners Card, presented by Bank of Texas, is a DFW shopping tradition with dedicated retail partners making the program a success and allowing The Family Place to continue to serve and empower victims of family violence.
SHOP ’til you DROP and make a difference.
Ready, set, shop! Here’s how it works: consumers purchase a Partners Card for $75 and then receive a 20% discount at 750+ participating retailers across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and 10% discount at restaurants during the 10-day period from Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 8, 2020. 100% of a Partners Card purchase goes directly to support The Family Place programs and services for victims of family violence.
Your $75 Partners Card pays for 1 night of safety for a victim of family violence at The Family Place shelters.
Three accomplished women, Lexie Aderhold, Tully Phillips, and Sally Pretorius Hodge (pictured above), are set to chair the annual fundraiser and are excited to make an impact on their community.
Dallas native Lexie Aderhold leads the digital media practice at SparkFarm, a female-owned boutique marketing agency. Tully Phillips and her family also live in Dallas and over the course of nine years owned a gluten-free bakery in both Dallas and NYC. Sally Pretorius Hodge is Board Certified in Family Law and is a shareholder at KoonsFuller Family Law in Dallas.
Popular Dallas lifestyle blogger Tanya Foster will be this year’s Honorary Chair. Before blogging, Foster was the President and CEO of the Dallas International Film Festival and a non-profit consultant. Her blogging journey began in 2014 and quickly grew covering fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and travel.
Paige Flink, CEO of The Family Place, shared her thoughts about this year’s event:
“This year has been challenging for many nonprofits. However, there’s no doubt that with this group leading the charge and championing the incredible work done at The Family Place, this year’s fundraiser will be the most successful yet despite COVID-19!”
Organizers looking back at last year’s fundraiser acknowledge one of the most rewarding years with over $1 million raised for The Family Place, and more than 14,000 cards sold. More than 50 new brands were added to the participating retailers and restaurants with more e-commerce participants for online shopping than ever.
Online Shoppers Unite!
It is not surprising that 2020 welcomes even more e-commerce participants since more and more people are shopping online during these times.
“We want to have a wide-range of retailers available online for people to still get their Partners Card deals without having to shop in-store,” shared Grace Dewar, Development Manager at The Family Place.
The Family Place has been helping victims of family violence in North Texas since 1978. The Dallas-based family violence agency empowers victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling, and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence. The Family Place provides everything needed to help victims become survivors.
Having to live with someone who hurts you during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders is unthinkable, but victims of family violence spend more and more time with their abusers. Stress, anxiety, and job loss leading to economic hardship are very real factors resulting in increased violence in families.
Since March, The Family Place has provided shelter to hundreds of women, children and men, answered hotline calls, and provided counseling to victims, as well as helping ensure that victims have the resources they need to rebuild their lives free from abuse.
The purchase of a Partner’s Card provides one night of safety for a victim of family violence at The Family Place. More than $20 million has been raised by the efforts of this event over the past 27 years to help break the cycle of family violence in our community.