Thread Alliance Founder Sheila Aron Named One of Houston's "Four. For. Good"

Willie Grace | 2/22/2016, 12:27 p.m.
Sheila Aron, the founder of The Thread Alliance, was recently honored with the Neighborhood Center's "Four. For. Good." Award.

Sheila Aron, the founder of The Thread Alliance, was recently honored with the Neighborhood Center's "Four. For. Good." Award.

The "Four. For. Good." Award was announced at the annual Neighborhood Center's For Good Celebration on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Houston City Hall. Aron was among four individuals who were recognized for their hard work and contribution to do "good" in their community.

In 2011, Aron founded The Thread Alliance, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse. Aron is devoted to making a significant contribution to fight against child abuse and achieving the ultimate goal of eliminating child abuse. She is also author of "I'm Glad I'm Me: Weaving the Thread of Love From Generation to Generation" written with the conviction that how messages of love are communicated between parents and children can positively shape a child's personality, self-esteem, and - in later years - their approach to their own children. Aron's advocacy for loving parent-child relationships reaches deep into her Houston community. She reads and donates copies of her book to the children of Houston organizations

In 2013, Aron launched the Blue Plate Special, a citywide child abuse prevention awareness campaign encouraging Houstonians to take action against child abuse and toward healing. During the month of April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, local restaurants offer a blue plate special and proceeds from each dish goes back to The Thread Alliance. In December 2015, with the overwhelming success from the Blue Plate Special and "Once in a Blue Moon" Pool Party, The Thread Alliance donated $10,000 in grants to 10 local charities that address the issue of child abuse prevention, awareness, treatment and training.

About The Thread Alliance

The Thread Alliance, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded by Sheila Aron, is dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse. The non-profit's 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.

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 of the proceeds to The Thread Alliance.

Sheila Aron is also the author of I'm Glad I'm Me, Weaving the Thread of Love From Generation to Generation. The book is written with the conviction that how messages of love are communicated between parents and children can positively shape a child's personality, self-esteem, and - in later years - their approach to their own children.

For more information about The Thread Alliance visit, www.thethreadalliance.org and like us on Facebook. For more information about the Blue Plate Special visit, www.thethreadalliance.org/blue-plate-special. For more information about I'm Glad I'm Me, Weaving the Thread of Love From Generation to Generation visit, www.sheilaaronbooks.com.