The Fourth Annual Citywide Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Campaign

Fried Shrimp Po-Boy from Ragin’ Caju

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Alcohol infused ice cream from The Tipsy Dessert Bar

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Froberg Farm Strawberry Shortcake from Brennan’s of Houston

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Fried Shrimp Po-Boy from Ragin’ Caju

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During the month of April 2016, participating Houston restaurants will serve a "blue plate special" to support The Thread Alliance's fundraiser, the 4th annual citywide child abuse prevention awareness campaign encouraging Houstonians to take action against child abuse and towards healing.


The Thread Alliance is a Houston-based non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse. Our mission is to bring child abuse awareness to the forefront and provide a central registry of local, state, and national resources for those seeking child abuse prevention, intervention, or treatment information and services. By increasing awareness and volunteerism through individual and community participation, The Thread Alliance strives to protect every child from cruelty and neglect and make child abuse a thing of the past.


“In 2012 in Texas there were 64,000 confirmed child victims of some form of abuse. A child dies from abuse every 38 hours in the state.” – Stop the Harm before It Starts by Dr. Christopher Greeley, National Board President of Prevent Child Abuse America


According to Child Protective Services, there were 45 Abuse/Neglected related fatalities in Harris County in 2012. These statistics are unacceptable and The Thread Alliance wants to help lower these numbers by providing a central recourse for those affected, but cannot do so without the help of the community.


The Blue Plate Special is The Thread Alliance’s citywide public awareness and education campaign encouraging Houstonians to take action against child abuse and toward healing. Local restaurants support the cause by offering a “blue plate special” during the month of April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, and donating a percentage or flat dollar amount of the proceeds to The Thread Alliance.


Proceeds from The Blue Plate Special will help The Thread Alliance serve more families by providing training and workshops to community members; funding more research; growing The Thread Alliance’s Safety Net; printing and distributing I’m Glad I’m Me: Weaving the Thread of Love From Generation to Generation; and maintaining the website – a key tool in providing prevention, intervention, and treatment information and services. Most importantly, the proceeds help The Thread Alliance toward achieving the ultimate goal of ending the cycle of child abuse.


On Thursday, March 31, 2016 The Thread Alliance will kick-off the Blue Plate Special at The Tasting Room - Uptown Park, from 6-8 p.m. Media sponsors for the 2016 campaign include: CKW Luxe Magazine, CultureMap, Edible Houston, Greensheet, Houston Press, Houston Woman Magazine, Houstonia Magazine, Intown Magazine, JMG Magazine, Key Magazine, Living Magazine, Local Houston Magazine, MyTable Magazine and Ultra Magazine.


Become a Blue Plate Special Restaurant Sponsor here:

List of participating restaurants as of today:


  1. Adair Kitchen

  2. Armandos

  3. Beaver's

  4. Brennan's of Houston

  5. Buffalo Grille - Bissonnet

  6. Buffalo Grille - Voss & Woodway

  7. Caliente

  8. Carmelo's Ristorante

  9. Center Court Café - The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

  10. Ciao Bello

  11. Corner Table

  12. CRÚ Food & Wine Bar

  13. D'Amico's - Rice Village

  14. Dessert Gallery Bakery & Café

  15. Epicure Café

  16. Étoile Cuisine et Bar

  17. Frank's Americana Revival

  18. Giacomo's Cibo e Vino

  19. Holley's Seafood Restaurant

  20. Line & Lariat - Hotel Icon

  21. MAX's Wine Dive - Fairview

  22. MAX's Wine Dive - Washington

  23. Neiman Marcus - Mariposa Room

  24. Peli Peli

  25. Prego

  26. Ragin' Cajun - Downtown Tunnel

  27. Ragin' Cajun - "The Original"

  28. Ragin' Cajun - Sugar Land

  29. Ragin' Cajun - Woodlake Square

  30. Ragin' Cajun - The Woodlands

  31. Steamboat House

  32. Sud Italia Ristorante

  33. The Burger Joint

  34. The Del Restaurant & Bar

  35. The Tasting Room - Uptown Park

  36. The Tasting Room - Kingwood

  37. The Tipsy Dessert Bar

  38. The Union Kitchen

  39. Tony Mandola's

  40. Tony's

  41. Triniti