DENVER, CO (September 17, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a Back to School Supply Drive benefiting Child Rescue Foundation, an organization with a mission to establish outreach, referral programs and financial assistance to families who have been impacted by violence and transition.
“What makes us successful are the donors who give their all to help the children we serve,” said Joanne Kappel, executive director/founder of Child Rescue Foundation.
Approximately 390 school supply items valued at $650 were collected during the two-week drive, which benefited 75 children. In addition, the David Weekley Family Foundation donated $670 to the organization. After collecting the donations, team members spent four 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.
“We are so proud of the support that we received from our homeowners and team members who donated supplies to help these children have a successful school year," said Megan Davis, project coordinator with David Weekley Homes.
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 nonprofits 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 David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 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 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.