INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 17, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a Back to School Supply Drive benefiting Teachers’ Treasures, an organization that donates educational supplies and other materials to teachers for the benefit of their students.
Margaret Sheehan, Teachers’ Treasures executive director, said, “We want every child to do well in school and become contributing members of our community after leaving school. Having organizations like David Weekley Homes demonstrate their support of our educational community shows they truly care.”
Items valued at $2,500 were collected during the two-week drive, which benefited children in public, private, charter and parochial schools in Marion County. After collecting the donations, team members spent 30 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 had a lot of fun promoting the drive, shopping and gathering supplies and delivering the items to Teachers’ Treasures,” said April Sjoholm, a David Weekley marketing coordinator. “When we went to drop off the supplies, we had no idea how many supplies were needed and, more importantly, how many children and families would be affected by what we did. It makes us realize how truly blessed we are to be able to do this for our community.”
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 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 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 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.