The Family Place’s annual Partners Card campaign brought in a record-breaking $1,040,937 during the 10-day shopping event. The neighborhood nonprofit exceeded last year’s amount of $1 million.

The campaign, which ran Oct. 28-Nov. 6, involved local businesses that offered discounts to those who shopped with the Partners Card, which was purchased for $60 each. All proceeds benefited victims of domestic violence. More than 750 stores and restaurants participated.

The Family Place has a resale shop in Preston Hollow, which is another avenue for fundraising. We featured it in our December issue about gifts that give back.

“The situations we have seen in families seeking help this year have been overwhelming,” says executive director Paige Flink. “The results from this campaign help support the life and death services provided at The Family Place. With our goal of not turning away clients who need safety, these funds will help close the funding gap we have for 2011.”

The Family Place provides resources for domestic violence victims who have fled dangerous living conditions and are working to restart their lives, usually without money and few possessions. Over the past 34 years, the organization has counseled more than 175,000 through outreach programs and has provided shelter to more than 18,000 women and children.

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