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GMDC Gives Back


GMDC is dedicated to giving back to the community that we work in and travel to. We hold our conferences all over the country, and while we're there, we make sure to have not only an impact on the businesses of our members who participate but the community that hosts us as well. 

We've partnered with organizations like Harbor House, Feeding Children Everywhere, Springs Rescue Mission, the City of Colorado Springs, Soldiers' Angels, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Sojourner's

2020 Campaign: Wands for Wildlife

This year, we’re partnering with the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge to collect old mascara wands used to help clean rescued animals. Leading up to the 2020 Selfcare Summit, you can send us your wands and after the Summit, we’ll be sending them to the Refuge's Wands for Wildlife program. Help us keep Beauty environmentally responsible; mail your wands to:

Global Market Development Center
Attn: Audrey Herndon
1275 Lake Plaza Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

2020 Kids in Need Campaign

GMDC | Retail Tomorrow Gives Back at the 2020 General Merchandise Conference & Selfcare Summit

Help us supply backpacks to local students in Atlanta!*

In such an uncertain year, our students have risen to meet these new challenges with grace and now more than ever, they could use your support. 

GMDC | Retail Tomorrow is partnering with the Kids In Need Foundation to help serve under-resourced communities and help bridge those gaps through giving back. With your donation, we can help make a difference in the lives of these students by providing them with the supplies they need to succeed and thrive in their studies.

Our goal is to raise $8,000 by 10/1 to be able to provide 300 children with backpacks filled with supplies. If each attendee donates $25 we can hit our goal. Help us make a difference!

Each built backpack will contain:

  • 3 folders, 2 notebooks, a package of pencils

  • a package of markers, a pair of scissors, 2 glue sticks

  • a package of Post-its, 2 pens, a package of crayons

  • a pencil pouch, a ruler, eraser & pencil sharpener

All Donations Made Through This Page Will Go Directly to Our Stuff the BACKPACK drive.

Help Us Make A Difference

If you or your company would like to help us in our mission to make the world a better place we encourage you to contact us about future Give Back opportunities. Our 2020 community projects are currently being discussed. Come back regularly to check on updates regarding our upcoming Give Back programs.