North Texas and shopping go hand-in-hand. It s the birthplace of the iconic Neiman Marcus, is home to America s oldest shopping center, Highland Park Village, and the world-famous NorthPark Center was the very first covered shopping mall in the United States. Dallas also boasts more shopping centers per capita than any other major U.S. city.

So it s no surprise that North Texans have combined their love of shopping with something else near and dear to their hearts philanthropy.

Now through November 7, you can exercise your Amex and benefit The Family Place, one of the favorite charities of The Ebby Halliday Companies. To participate, simply purchase a Partners Card at a participating retailer for only $60 (100% of the $60 card purchase goes directly to support The Family Place programs and services for victims of domestic violence in our community). The card is redeemable at more than 750 participating retailers and restaurants for a generous 20% discount. It s that simple.

And to help you understand what the purchase of the Partners Card can accomplish, check this out:

1 card provides an infant diapers for three weeks and one night of shelter for a woman and her child.

5 cards provide eight telephone crisis lines, 24/7 for four weeks and a two-month DART family bus pass so women and their children have transportation.

And 10 cards provide a family medical supplies and prescriptions for four months and emergency shelter, food and counseling for two children for one week.

If for some reason you re still on the fence, be sure and check out the list of participating retailers we re talking everyone from The Container Store, Pottery Barn and J. Crew to Ferragamo, Gucci, Tod s, Valentino and Versace.

See the complete list here (you can purchase a Partners Card at all stores in bold print).

Let s not forget that it s almost time to start Christmas shopping. Why not do it early and beat the crowds, enjoy 20% off and help women and children in need? Does it get any better?

Happy shopping!

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