Charlotte, NC (May 24, 2016): One way the nation’s largest privately-held homebuilder has celebrated its 40th anniversary is by hosting David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Parade of Homes. From April 1-30, more than 7,200 visitors stopped by model or showcase homes across the country to see current innovations in design and décor trends. As part of the company’s charitable and philanthropic efforts, local nonprofit organizations received a donation in honor of this milestone.
A $5 donation was given to a local nonprofit organization for each visitor who registered with a sales consultant during David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Parade of Homes, amounting to more than $36,000 for 19 local charities. In Charlotte, more than $850 was donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte.
“We are thrilled with David Weekly’s support of Big Brothers Big Sisters – thank you for what you are doing to support us and the entire community,” said Douglas Hartjes, CFRE Vice President of Development. “It is inspiring to see your good works in action and the impact you are making. Mostly, thank you for making a difference in a child’s life. It is a gift that will make a positive change for the rest of their lives!”
The monetary gifts are an initiative of the company’s CARE program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in all the communities in which it builds. This is accomplished by team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities and by The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.
“Something so small as walking into a David Weekley model home turned into something so big,” said KaCee Wood, design center coordinator and Charlotte CARE council member for David Weekley Homes. “It was such an eye-opening and inspiring gesture to be a part of presenting the donation check from David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Parade of Homes campaign, which created a donation large enough to support a ‘little’ in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. There’s no greater feeling than knowing you’re a part of a company that gives back, and it just so happens that this giving back is about to impact a ‘little’ and help shape their future by someone simply walking into a model home.
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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has provided children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. The organization works to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 23 cities and 12 states across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.