2023 Partners Card tri-chairs Katy Brooks, Sharon Lee Clark and Kameron Westcott, along with The Family Place CEO Mimi Sterling and Chairman Harold Ginsburg, were joined by nearly 40 volunteers, sponsors, sellers and retailers to kick off the Partners Card selling season on Tuesday, September 12 from 5-7 p.m.
Upon arrival at Rag & Bone in Highland Park Village, attendees mingled while shopping the boutique’s gorgeous fall collection, with 10% off all purchases plus 10% of sales benefiting The Family Place. Those who volunteered to sell Partners Cards to their friends, family and colleagues over the coming weeks also picked up their purple tote bags full of essential items to begin selling.
Midway through the event, Sterling gathered the crowd for brief remarks, thanking all for attending and for supporting Partners Card, which is The Family Place’s largest annual fundraiser. She also added her gratitude to the tri-chairs for all of their hard work in making this year’s event such a success; to honorary chair and board member of The Family Place, Tom McCollum, CEO of Forbes Todd Automotive Group; to Bank of Texas for serving as the presenting sponsor for the 15th year; and to Rag & Bone and Highland Park Village for their support. She also recognized The Family Place board chair Harold Ginsburg, who was in attendance sporting a pink shirt in honor of the organization.
The tri-chairs followed to add thanks to all, especially the community sellers, who are incredibly important to the success of event. As Westcott said, “Every single card sold counts!”
Partners Card benefiting The Family Place – Texas’ largest family violence service agency now in its 45th year – takes place Friday, October 27, and lasts until Sunday, November 5, 2023, throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Cards can be purchased online at partnerscard.org with cards shipped early October or through a community seller.
Partners Card raises crucial funds for The Family Place, allowing the organization to continue its mission of building brighter futures for survivors of family violence. 100% of each individual $75 Partners Card purchase directly supports their programs and services that save lives. With the card, shoppers receive a 20% discount at participating retailers and a 10% discount at participating restaurants at 750+ locations during the 10-day event.
In 2022, Partners Card raised $1.2 million, which equates to 15,350 nights of shelter and safety for survivors of domestic violence. The impact Partners Card has had since it started in 1993 has been tremendous, raising more than $21 million in contributions.
To purchase your 2023 card or for more information on upcoming Partners Card related events, visit Partnerscard.org.
ABOUT THE FAMILY PLACE
For 45 years, The Family Place has served the North Texas community by bringing brighter futures to survivors of family violence. The Family Place is the largest provider of family violence services in Texas, serving nearly 20,000 people in 2022. Programs include a 24-hour hotline, three emergency shelters, including the state's only shelter for men and their children, a transitional housing program with 26 apartments, three counseling centers, two medical clinics, a dental clinic, Dignity at Work job readiness program, Be Project sexual assault and teen dating violence prevention education for schools, Faith and Liberty’s Place court-ordered supervised visitation, Battering Intervention and Prevention Program court-ordered counseling for abusers, and legal services. All survivor services are free and provided in Spanish and English.
For more information on The Family Place, call 214-559-2170 or visit familyplace.org. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.