Home builder donates $43,000 to local charities
Charlotte, NC (May 18, 2018): The nation’s largest privately-held home builder celebrated more than 40 years of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives by hosting the third annual David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Showcase of Homes. From April 1-30, more than 8,700 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 $43,000 for 19 local charities. In Charlotte, nearly $1,700 and more than 100 toys were donated to Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.
“Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte help cover the cost of a night for families with sick or injured children in our local medical facilities, said Emily Ransone, annual support manager for Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. “While this does include the basics – comfortable bed, warm shower, nourishing meals – it’s so much more than that. We offer kind words, warm smiles and comforting hugs. We provide listening ears and a safe space to unwind. We build a sense of family and truly create a home away from home for families during their time of need. Keeping families close when they need it most is the greatest gift we can give and we are so grateful to David Weekley Homes for helping us make that happen!”
The monetary gifts are one of the many ways David Weekley Homes lives out its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives, in all the communities in which it builds. The builder joins with team members, homeowners and community partners to engage with communities to make a difference through volunteer and philanthropic efforts.
“I am thrilled to be helping others and making a difference for Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, and I am so blessed to be part of a team and a company that allows us the time and resources to do community outreach,” said Heather Cagle, a lead design consultant and CARE committee member for David Weekley Homes.
For more information about David Weekley Homes in Charlotte, 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 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 12 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.