David Weekley Homes Celebrates More Than 40 Years by Giving Back
Home builder donates $45,000 to local charities
Orlando, FL (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 Orlando, nearly $4,000 was donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida.
“Since 2010, David Weekley Homes has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida by raising funds, volunteering in each of our three Houses in Orlando and cooking meals for our families,” said Lou Ann DeVoogd, president/CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida. “Organizations like David Weekley Homes make it possible for Ronald McDonald House to keep our doors open 365 days a year and ensure that families can stay close to their child while they are being treated. On behalf of our families, thank you for your continued support!”
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.
“It is such an honor to work for a company that continues to give back to its community,” said Valerie Wagoner, marketing coordinator for David Weekley’s Orlando Division. “I’m thrilled we were able to raise $3,790 for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida.”
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.
Brent Bartholomew, division president for David Weekley’s Orlando Division, presents a donation from the recent World’s Largest Showcase of Homes event to Jarrod Daab, development director for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida.