Team members collect more than 100,000 pounds of food for the holiday
DALLAS, TX (December 15, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a company-wide Thanksgiving Drive and collected more than 100,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items.
In Dallas, the Thanksgiving Drive benefited North Texas Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that provides access to 170,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 262 partner agencies.
Approximately 4,600 pounds of food and nearly $600 in monetary donations was collected during the two-week drive, providing more than 5,500 meals for residents in North Texas. The food bank distributed the items to families in time for the holiday.
“This means so much that you guys have the issue of hunger on your minds, and you are taking action to help us this holiday season,” said Aaron Chambers, Senior Manager of Corporate Engagement for North Texas Food Bank.
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.