Houston, TX (May 27, 2016): One way the nation’s largest privately-held homebuilder has celebrated its 40th anniversary this year 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 Houston, more than $7,100 was donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters truly appreciates the continued and growing partnership with David Weekley Homes and we’re grateful for the contribution from the Parade of Homes promotion,” said Paul Dewey, regional executive director and big brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. “This investment will support our mentoring programs that change the lives of our kids for the better forever, but helping our kids will do better in school, make better and healthier choices and strengthen their belief in themselves. With your support, Lauren, a 15-year old high school student, and many others, will have the extra push they need to succeed!”
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.
“It was such an honor to present a check from David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Parade of Homes,” said Maria Celaya, division warranty manager and CARE council member for David Weekley Homes. “There’s no greater feeling than knowing you’re a part of a company that gives back and helping to make a difference in the lives of the children that Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star supports.”
For more information about David Weekley Homes in Houston, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
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.