Giving Back

GDC Preview Center


Our founders, who are natives of WNC, are third generation business owners. For this reason, they understand and believe that giving back to the local community is more than just employing local residents.  It is also important to use the services of local vendors whenever possible,  to support the public education system and local sports teams; and to support non profits that are doing work in the communities where their businesses are located and where their employees live. 


Our management team and employees are active in many non profits, coach sports teams and volunteer time to projects that help the community prosper and grow. 


We believe that communities are stronger when businesses support other businesses and when they support their community.


Both GDC Preview Center and Grand Resort Travel (located in Batesville Arkansas) accepts requests for financial support for local charities throughout the year. To make a request for an in kind donation or financial cash donations less than $3000.00, mail your written request to anytime to:


GDC Preview Center

4679 Boylston Hwy

Mills River, NC 28759


For requests of donations in excess of $3000.00, we accept letters of intent from January 1 through August 31 of each year for the following year. Requests are now closed for 2021. We are now accepting requests for 2022.


Our two featured non profits for this year are 

The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, whose mission is to help free the wrongfully imprisoned

Visit them online at https://www.nccai.org/


B.L.U.E. Help, whose mission it is to raise awareness, to educate and to prevent suicide and PTSD for law enforcement and first responders.

Visit them online at  https://bluehelp.org/about-us/