Las Vegas Market Raises $10,000 To Benefit Gift For Life

4th Annual Charity Gala “Up On 10” Held During Summer Market

LAS VEGAS, September 4, 2014 – Las Vegas Market announced today that its “Up On 10” charity gala held during Summer Market raised more than $10,000 to benefit Gift For Life, the sole charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home décor industries. The fourth annual summer market fundraiser, was held in a new location on the 10th floor of Building C, making it more accessible to the growing numbers of gift, home décor and lifestyle resources concentrated in Building C and a record 300 party-goers attended.

“Participants from the gift and home décor industries generated a tremendous amount of positive energy, while raising money for a great cause,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “Moving the event to a new centralized location on C10 created better synergies for buyers and suppliers and made it easier for people to get together and do something constructive while having fun at the same time. As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is committed to supporting the industry and its chief charitable cause.”

The event raised money both through ticket sales as well as a special “Las Vegas experience” silent auction, which offered a wide variety of Las Vegas-themed items to be redeemed during the Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market. Fundraising connected with “Up On 10” will continue after the event, with Las Vegas Market donating several experiential auction items to Party for Life, Gift For Life’s annual fundraiser, which will be held Monday, February 2, in New York City. These “Las Vegas experience” auction donations include: a Mundo Restaurant gift card, valued at $150; a two night stay at “The D,” a $200 value; two tickets to Absinthe, a $300 value; deluxe accommodations in the Golden Nugget’s Rush Tower for three days/two nights Sunday through Thursday along with two tickets to Gordie Brown, a $400 value; a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour worth $850; and airfare and hotel accommodations for the January 2015 Las Vegas Market, a $2,500 value.

Gift For Life, the gift and home décor industry’s volunteer group raising funds for AIDS assistance and research through DIFFA: Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS, was founded in 1992. Since then, Gift for Life has raised more than $5 million through special events, cause-related marketing, promotions, and from corporate and individual donations. For more information, visit

Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,200+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market runs January 18-22, 2015, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit


Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,200+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more – delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States. For more information, visit Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.4 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit


Gift for Life unites the gift and home industries against AIDS with more than $5 million raised since its inception in 1992. In 2008, Gift for Life selected DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S., as its sole charity partner. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide more than $40 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. More information is available at

SOURCE: Las Vegas Market