International Market Centers is coordinating product donations and other humanitarian support efforts by exhibitors at the recent High Point Market and the next Las Vegas Market, to be held January 28 to February 1, 2018.
The company has set up locations in both High Point and Las Vegas to facilitate product donations for relief efforts in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico. In High Point, product donations were delivered to IHFC Main 905; and in Las Vegas, product donations will be accepted November 1 through January 25 in showroom A416. Donations received at IMC will be transported to impacted areas and distributed through appropriate locally-based assistance organizations.
Donations directed to Houston will be shared between Houston Furniture Bank and Dwell with Dignity. IMC is identifying aid-providing partnership organizations for relief efforts in Florida and Puerto Rico.
“International Market Centers prides itself on being a ‘global good citizen,’ and we are delighted to mobilize our resources to help communities in need,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer, IMC. “Whether the needs stem from natural disasters like the hurricanes in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico, or from tragedies like the recent shootings in Las Vegas, IMC is proud to facilitate logistics for exhibitor product donations, heighten awareness for exhibitor-sponsored initiatives and demonstrate support for communities in crisis.”