The 5th Annual Blue Plate Special

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Thread Alliance will host its 5th Annual Blue Plate Special as local restaurants join the month-long campaign and fight against child abuse by offering a “blue plate special” dish to their guests. The Blue Plate Special participating restaurants donate a percentage or flat dollar amount of the proceeds to The Thread Alliance. Proceeds help The Thread Alliance toward achieving the ultimate goal of ending the cycle of child abuse.

The Thread Alliance is a local non-profit organization with a mission 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.

Founded by Sheila Aron, The Thread Alliance makes a significant contribution to fight against child abuse. In 2013, Aron launched the Blue Plate Special, The Thread Alliance’s citywide public awareness and education campaign encouraging Houstonians to take action against child abuse and toward healing.

A Memorial area restaurant participating in the 5th Annual Blue Plate Special is Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers. During the month of April, the restaurant will offer the Ernie’s Bacon Cheddar BBQ Burger and Houston Salad as its blue plate special.

For a complete list of Blue Plate Special participating restaurants, visit