Home builder donates $45,000 to local charities
Austin, TX (May 16, 2017): The nation’s largest privately-held home builder celebrated more than 40 years of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives by hosting David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Showcase of Homes. From April 1-30, more than 9,100 visitors stopped by model or showcase homes across the country to see current innovations in design and décor trends.
As part of the company’s charitable and philanthropic efforts, a $5 donation was given to a local nonprofit organization for each visitor who registered with a sales consultant during David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Showcase of Homes, amounting to more than $45,000 for 18 local charities. In Austin, nearly $4,000 was donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.
“We are so grateful to the David Weekley Homes Team for their kindness and generosity that impacts all the families that find comfort at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas,” said Carolyn Schwarz, chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. “Their many contributions, from preparing meals to donating products and providing financial support, truly make a difference to our families who are focused on their child’s healing."
The monetary gifts are an initiative of the company’s CARE 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 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.
“The Showcase of Homes event was a wonderful opportunity for our entire community, not just David Weekley Homes Team Members, to give back to a cause that is near and dear to many of our hearts,” said Kara Gresslin, David Weekley Homes sales coach. “We had a Team Member whose family had need to stay at a Ronald McDonald House this year. Her testimony hit close to home and gave weight to the importance of supporting an organization like Ronald McDonald House Charities in any way we can.”
For more information about David Weekley Homes in Austin, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), an independent non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through its global network of local Chapters in 62 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 23 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 11 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, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.