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Houston, TX (December 7, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a company-wide Thanksgiving Drive and collected more than 100,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items.
In Houston, Weekley’s corporate office and the Houston division office teamed up for this year’s Thanksgiving Drive to benefit Star of Hope, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and children.
More than 14,000 pounds of food were collected during the two-week drive. Houston and corporate team members delivered the food items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“We are so pleased that David Weekley Homes hosted this much-needed donation drive for Star of Hope,” said Kathrin Yokubaitis, Manager of Community Relations and Events for Star of Hope. “This Thanksgiving season, Star of Hope will be able to utilize all of the donated turkeys and non-perishable items to will serve close to 50,000 meals!”
The David Weekley Family Foundation also donated $8,000 to benefit the local charity.
The drive was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer 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 company 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.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 22 cities 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.” Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.