Dallas Market Center to raise money for World Central Kitchen
Gift For Life and the Dallas Market Center, in conjunction with select showrooms, will host a summer fundraising campaign, “This Showroom Feeds Families,” to support World Central Kitchen and its efforts to provide crisis-related hunger relief in Ukraine and around the world.
“I am inspired by the creativity and generosity of our Dallas Market Center partners,” said Cole Daugherty, Gift For Life chair and senior vice president of exhibitor marketing at Dallas Market Center. “Our goal is to raise over $30,000 for World Central Kitchen this June. Between our Retailer Excellence Awards fundraiser and summer market fundraiser, we already are well underway to surpass that target.”
Each participating showroom will have a custom program for fundraising during the Total Home & Gift Market June 22-28. Showrooms and participating brands will contribute via direct donations or $1 per-order donations. Buyers will participate via rounding up per order, adding $1 per order and/or direct donations via QR codes in the showrooms. Each showroom will have details available on how to help clearly posted within their showroom.
Participating showrooms include Cliff Price & Co. (TM 1800), Goetz Inc. (TM 2000), Ivystone (WTC 236), J Brandes (TM 1610), KBD Sales (TM 2038), NextGen Dallas (TM 1028), Nora Fleming (TM 2050), Park Hill (WTC 321), Patrick & Co. (TM 2927), Portico Collection (WTC 631) and Road Runners (TM 1743).
Generous direct donation support already has come from Creative CoOp (TM 2454) and OneCoast (WTC 265), according to a news release. To make a general donation toward the Dallas Market Center summer fundraising campaign, visit https://donate.wck.org/fundraiser/3910596.
Beyond these Dallas-based showroom campaigns, Gift For Life also is fundraising for World Central Kitchen in connection with the 71st annual Retailer Excellence Awards, on June 22 at the Dallas Tower Club. During the event, Gift For Life will present its 2022 Industry Achievement Award to Warren Shoulberg, long-time industry editor and retail reporter, in recognition of his overall excellence and contribution to the gift and home industry as a thought leader, standard bearer and overall industry influencer.
Donate to World Central Kitchen in support of Shoulberg at https://donate.wck.org/REA2022.
The summer home furnishings markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas also are teaming up with Gift For Life to raise money for World Central Kitchen.
Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond.