The Dallas Market Center has partnered with the Houston Furniture Bank for phase two of its DMC Cares Hurricane Relief Program. The company’s goal is to create $1 million in support for several organizations, including the Houston Furniture Bank, via financial and product donations for those impacted by the hurricane, and is encouraging its exhibitors and attendees to join the effort.
“As the gulf coast moves from recovery to rebuilding, we are proudly adding support for the Houston Furniture Bank,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Their mission is to help as many families as possible with basic home furnishings, and they foresee a desperate need continuing for many months. We call upon the industry to unite and to support their efforts.”
In addition, Dallas Market Center is initiating Operation ReStore, a support program to help affected retailers and sales representatives in the region. These customers are eligible for a special travel package to help them attend trade events at Dallas Market Center.
The market center continues to collect donations of personal care items and bulk clothing. A shipment of 16 pallets of donated products was delivered to the gulf coast region from donations collected at Dallas Market Center. New and unused toiletries, baby items, and men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing are being accepted and will be distributed directly into the region via the Dallas Jewish Family Services network.
Also on-site, a DMC Cares Sample Sale will take place October 2 to 3 and November 6 to 7. This hurricane relief sample sale of donated gifts, home decor, fixtures, and more will take place in World Trade Center 476. Proceeds from this event, open to registered buyers attending First Monday/Tuesday events, will benefit DMC Cares and the Houston Furniture Bank. Exhibitors are invited to donate products.