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PaperCity October 2023 Dallas

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PAPERCITY PROMOTION P aperCity catches up with The Family Place board member and CEO of Forbes Todd Automotive Group which includes Audi Dallas Tom McCollum to talk all things community service and how The Family Place has made a lasting impact on our city. What drew you to The Family Place? I'm passionate about making an impact T his month, our favorite benevolent shopping event returns. Don't miss Partners Card benefiting The Family Place — the 10-day initiative that saves you money and helps save lives. How does it work? When you purchase a $75 Partners Card, you'll unlock a 20 percent discount at local retailers and 10 percent off at your favorite restaurants, from Friday, October 27, through Sunday, November 5. Cause-Worthy Retail The best part: One $75 Partners Card pays for one night of shelter for a survivor of family violence at one of The Family Place's three emergency shelters. To purchase your card and to learn more, visit PARTNERS CARD: A CAUSE WORTH SHOPPING FOR PHILANTHROPIC LEADERSHIP in the community, and I am intentional about putting my time and effort into organizations that are truly making a difference. The Family Place is the largest domestic violence service provider in Texas — and it has been keeping survivors safe for 45 years. For more than a decade, Audi Dallas has supported The Family Place, and I've watched the organization grow in quality and service to our neighbors in need. How has The Family Place impacted you and your community? The Family Place visited our offices and educated our staff on the power and control dynamics that lead to abuse. Many people think abuse is only physical, but it can also encompass psychological or emotional manipulation and hurt. After this training, a few of my staff were able to recognize situations where they were abused and bring these concerns to me to help address them. This is just one example of how The Family Place works every day to advocate for and educate the community. What can we do to help? Get involved. Whether it is volunteering your time, sponsoring and attending an event, or purchasing your Partners Card, I encourage everyone to look into The Family Place and start finding what part of their work resonates with you. Tom McCollum at Audi Dallas 140

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