Making a difference, committing to change

About GDS Cares

GDS Cares was created to channel the talents of our employees towards raising money for good causes. In 2018, we asked our attendees to help us and were astounded by their incredible generosity. 

The GDS Group takes its commitment to corporate social responsibility seriously – but not so seriously that we can’t have fun along the way. There’s always room for laughter when you’re making the world a better place. 

Charity Auctions

Attendees generously donated items at a number of silent charity auctions that took place last year.  

At GDS Summits in the second half of 2018, executives could bid for a range of luxury items. Their bids helped us to generate a total of £89,864 for our charitable partners.

We look forward to supporting more great causes in the future.

The Fight Against Homelessness

With the help of our charitable partners, GDS Summits set out in 2018 to aid the fight against homelessness. 

Here are some of the ways our employees and attendees supported the good cause: 


Shelter helps millions of people a year who struggle with bad housing and homelessness across the UK. 

A Grand Day Out

Re-creating iconic scenes from the Back to the Future series in a localised scavenger hunt, the Bristol team raised funds for the UK-based homeless charity Shelter. Proudly, GDS Group is a corporate sponsor of Shelter England.

In total, GDS raised £19,141 for Shelter in 2018.

Find out more about Shelter. 

Coalition for the Homeless

Based in New York City, the Coalition for the homeless has been helping vulnerable people since 1981. 

In 2018, GDS employee Oliver Smart from the New York office took on a sponsored weight-loss challenge to raise funds for the charity. He exceeded his goal and lost a total of 19lbs in 6 weeks!

The total amount raised by the GDS New York office in 2018 was $21,080.

Find out more about Coalition for the Homeless.

Chapman Partnership

A local Florida charity, Chapman Partnership provides shelter to around 5,000 men and women every year. 

GDS Miami raised a total of $19,433 for their charity in 2018.

Find out more about Chapman Partnership.