| Oct 29, 2013
October 15, 2013
by Robert Miller
The Dallas Morning News
After a record-breaking year in 2012, The Family Place is preparing for another successful shopping extravaganza with Partners Card 2013 presented by Bank of Texas.
The annual 10-day fundraiser benefits The Family Place, one of the state’s longest-serving providers working against family violence.
Each Partners Card costs $70, and from Oct. 25 through Nov. 3, cardholders get 20 percent savings at more than 750 participating retailers and restaurants in the Dallas area.
Participating retailers are in Dallas, Arlington, Grapevine, McKinney, Plano and Southlake, Richardson, Frisco, Coppell, Flower Mound, Denton, Colleyville, Las Colinas, Irving, Mesquite, Addison, Garland, Rockwall and Lewisville.
All of the money raised from selling Partners Cards benefits The Family Place.
Last year, The Family Place sold 14,600 cards that raised $1,115,854. In 20 years, the card has raised more than $13 million.
Annika Cail, Katy Duvall and Sara Friedman are the Partners Card 2013 co-chairs. Mother-daughter duo Beth Rafferty and Shay Geyer are the honorary co-chairs.
“To be part of this year’s Partners Card is such an exciting and humbling experience,” Cail said, and proceeds will help family violence victims by providing emergency shelter, counseling, medical care, day care and afterschool programs for children, as well as technical and life skills for adults.
Partners Card 2013 sponsors include:
$25,000-$34,999: Audi Dallas, Goodson Acura of Dallas and Ylang|23.
$15,000-$24,999: The Container Store, Galleria Dallas and NorthPark Center.
$10,000-$14,999: Mary Kay Inc.
$7,500-$9,999: IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Inwood Village, Tom Thumb and Traffic Los Angeles.
$5,000-$6,499, Bachendorf’s, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, Modia, St. Bernard Sports, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants and Opal Sponsors.
$3,000-$4,449: Adrift Float Spa, All Vac, Black Lab Creative, Brynn Bagot Public Relations, Dave & Buster’s, Lovers Boutique, Mockingbird Station, Peacock Alley, Penelope Ann, The Shops at Legacy, West Village, RBC Wealth Management and StarPower.
Goodson Acura of Dallas will offer 10 percent off MSRP toward the purchase of all remaining 2013 TSX models. Goodson Acura of Dallas and Audi of Dallas will also offer 20 percent discount on service and parts.
There will also be two ride and drive events to benefit the program. The Audi Dallas Ride & Drive event will be Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NorthPark Center, and the Goodson Acura Ride & Drive event will take place at the Shops at Legacy from 12 noon to 5 p.m. the same day.
For every ride, Goodson Acura of Dallas and Audi of Dallas will give $10 to the Family Place.
Galleria Dallas will also contribute $5 per Partners Card sold through Galleria retailers.
Individuals can buy a Partners Card from any participating retailer or restaurant, card-selling individual, direct mail or The Family Place website. For more information, visit partnerscard.org, contact the Partners Card Hotline at 214-443-7754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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