According to Partners Card Co-chair Kathryn Henry:
“This year, The Family Place is thrilled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Partners Card, a combination of shopping and saving lives that has become a Dallas staple. The program, presented by Bank of Texas, will begin Friday, October 26 through Sunday, November 4, 2012.
“I am thrilled to co-chair the 20th anniversary of Partners Card with Gay Donnell and Dawn Spalding, and to work with Kimberly and Justin Whitman, this year’s honorary chairs. It is such an honor to be a part of this milestone year for Partners Card.
“In 1993, The Family Place launched Partners Card with only 175 participating retailers and raised a modest $90,000. Throughout the years, the program has grown tremendously with more than 750 retailers participating today, including local boutiques, high-end retailers, nationally owned retailers, and local restaurants from across the Metroplex. 100 percent of the sale of each $70 Partners Card goes directly to The Family Place. In its history, Partners Card has raised an incredible $12.1 million for The Family Place, and the program has surpassed the million-dollar mark for the past two years.
“Partners Card is The Family Place’s largest annual fundraiser and has helped The Family Place grow into one of the longest-serving family violence service providers in the state. Funds raised through the Partners Card program provide family violence victims emergency shelter; counseling; medical care; day care and after-school programs for children; job, technical and life skills for adults; and much more.
“The 10-day shopping spectacular allows cardholders unbelievable savings at some of Dallas’ top stores and restaurants. With the purchase of a $70 Partners Card, shoppers receive 20 percent savings at more than 750 participating retailers in Dallas, Arlington, Grapevine, McKinney, Plano, Southlake, Richardson, Frisco, Coppell, Flower Mound, Denton, Colleyville, Las Colinas, Irving, Mesquite, Addison, Garland, Rockwall and Lewisville.
“Partners Cards go on sale in mid-September and individuals may purchase a Partners Card from any participating retailer or restaurant, card-selling individual, direct mail or The Family Place Web site. For more information, visit www.partnerscard.org, contact the Partners Card Hotline at (214) 443-7754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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