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30 SHOPPING, SUPERHERO STYLE By Jane Rozelle. Photography George Fiala. O ne sound sums up The Family Place's annual Partners Card event: cha-ching! During the 10- day charitable retail extravaganza — for every Partners Card sold, The Family Place provides one night of shelter — the fervor to swipe hits an all-time high. Making the magic happen for the year that just wrapped up were The Family Place's CEO Paige Flink; Partners Card co-founders Sally Hoglund and Sally Johnson; and chairs Elizabeth Dacus, Samantha Wortley, and yours truly. More than 750 stores and restaurants participated, el- evating the funds raised throughout Partners Card's 24-year history to more than $17 million. Throughout the year, The Family Place throws one bash after another to engage the community in the campaign. First up was a kickoff party at Galleria Dallas, where TFP debuted its Shop Like a Hero theme and announced the year's honorary chair Lisa Cooley. Next, it was off to IBB Design Fine Furnishings, where co-owners Shay Geyer and Beth Rafferty hosted friends and participants during the North Seller Soirée. A few weeks later, Parisian candle maker Diptyque and British handbag boutique Longchamp hosted a moveable South Seller Soirée at NorthPark Center. With Partners Card 2016 all wrapped up, we ventured to Bungalow 5 where showroom manager Tyler Sweatman and his team hosted a celebratory party. Drumroll, please: Thanks to the 24th annual campaign, more than 15,000 nights of shelter were provided to women, men, and children in need. Bidding adieu to year 24, it's onward and upward with a silver an- niversary on the horizon. With chairs Brynn Bagot Allday and Jennifer Burns leading the charge, this year's Partners Card should be spectacular. SHOP STARS: Bank of Texas senior vice president and manger of com- mercial banking, Mandy Austin; market president Ryan Suchala; The Family Place vice president of development Melissa Sherrill Martin; TFP power team Heather Street Baker, Shivangi Pokharel Perkins, Mary Catherine Benavides, McKenna Jones Gannon, Grace Dewar, Lisa Bhattacharya; and Meredith Hite, Beth Martin, Taylor Garrett, and Kameron Westcott. THE FAMILY PLACE MEN'S SHELTER IS THE FIRST IN TEXAS AND THE SECOND IN THE UNITED STATES. We'll be writing the book on how to do it. — Paige Flink, CEO of The Family Place Ryan Suchala, Paula Davis, Stephen & Amy Bodwell at Bungalow 5 Jane Rozelle, Samantha Wortley, Elizabeth Dacus Lisa Cooley at Bungalow 5 Tyler Sweatman, Claire Emanuelson Melissa Sherrill Martin at Bungalow 5 Nate Robbins, Alex Young, Brett Dougall at NorthPark Mason Flink Diane Metcalf-Leggette at NorthPark Mike & Jody Coffey at NorthPark Shay Geyer, Paige Flink at IBB Design Heather Street Baker Debbie Munir at Bungalow 5 Jennifer Burns, Brynn Bagot Allday at Bungalow 5 Sarah Grohmann Stephanie Tollette at IBB Design

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