Charleston, SC (September 1, 2016): David Weekley Homes hosted its second annual companywide Back to School Supply Drive in 22 cities across the country. In Charleston, school supplies were collected for Communities In Schools, an organization committed to helping children achieve success through continued education.
“We seriously can’t thank you all enough,” said Kristen Power, from Communities In Schools. “Our staff was so excited to receive these supplies to benefit our local students. Thank you for all that you do!”
Items valued at $1,300 were collected during the drive, which benefited 760 children in 19-area schools. After collecting the donations, 39 team members invested 10 hours sorting the supplies and delivering them to the organization to ensure the supplies would be distributed in time for the students to begin school with the tools needed to be successful.
“It was such a blessing to be a part of the Back to School Supply Drive for Communities In Schools,” said Elizabeth Parnell, purchasing administrator for David Weekley Homes. “I did not realize how many Title 1 schools we have here in Charleston, but I know all the supplies we collected will greatly benefit all 19 of these schools!”
The drive was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that partners team members with homeowners, homebuyers and community partners with nonprofit organizations to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone it touches and in all the communities it builds through its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives. 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 through the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.
About Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools is an organization committed to helping children achieve success through continued education.
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 24 cities and 13 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.