David Weekley Homes Celebrates More Than 40 Years by Giving Back
Home builder donates $45,000 to local charities
Houston, TX (May 31, 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 Houston, more than $10,000 was donated to Ronald McDonald House Houston.
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.
"I thought I knew strength, and then I saw the families at Ronald McDonald House,” said Amanda McLain, a project coordinator David Weekley Homes. “I learned that you don’t need hair to rock an awesome hairdo thanks to wigs and stickers and it made my heart smile. Those families are dealing with more than we can imagine and something as small as having a single meal prepared for them takes one thing off their to do list, and I am grateful we get to do that for them. We create homes and enhance people’s lives, but I like to think Ronald McDonald House Houston does the same thing because in the walls of that building, of that home, all of them, the staff, the patients, the parents and siblings, they are all family, and for a little bit, we got to be a part of it."
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.
Team Members from David Weekley Homes presented a check for more than $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Houston following the builder’s World’s Largest Showcase of Homes event.