David Weekley Homes Celebrates Third Annual Nationwide Event by Giving Back
Home builder donates $43,000 to local charities
David Weekley Homes team members present Ronald McDonald House Houston with a check during the third annual David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Showcase of Homes.
Houston, TX (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 Houston, more than $8,000 was donated to Ronald McDonald House Houston.
“We are so grateful to the David Weekley Homes team for honoring Ronald McDonald House Houston with a gift of $8,050 from the Showcase of Homes,” said Colleen Dillahunty, manager of family services for Ronald McDonald House Houston. “Ronald McDonald House Houston offers a home away from home for families needing to stay together while a child is battling a life-threatening illness. Families are never turned away because of financial needs. This generous gift covers 322 nights of the family’s requested $25 donation. The David Weekley Homes team also brought much needed cheer and smiles as they decorated birdhouses with families and presented each guest with a unique handcrafted bird home. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts!”
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.
“Showcase of Homes is a great initiative,” said Danielle Murry, senior sales consultant and CARE committee member with David Weekley Homes. “Not only does it help showcase these amazing homes that we have available for sale in and around the Houston area, but, with every visitor registration, David Weekley has donated $5 to the Ronald McDonald House Houston, a great home away from home for seriously ill children and their families to come and stay while undergoing treatment. They do a great job of making it a communal environment. Volunteering there this week touched my heart. I was able to sit with Little Ms. Nore and paint one of the birdhouses the CARE team brought while her dad prayed at the temple. Sitting, painting, and chatting with her was such a neat experience. It helped me understand more about Ronald MacDonald House Houston, what they offer families in need, and how our Showcase of Homes donations can have an impact. This is such a special gift that we were able to give.”
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.