David Weekley Homes Celebrates Third Annual Nationwide Event by Giving Back
Home builder donates $43,000 to local charities
David Weekley Homes presented a donation of more than $2,700 to representatives of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida.
San Antonio, TX (May 17, 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 San Antonio, nearly $2,400 was donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio.
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.
“We had the pleasure of meeting a few families at the Ronald McDonald House when we presented the check from our Showcase of Homes,” said Jennifer Steger, lead sales consultant for the San Antonio division and CARE committee member. “We celebrated with the staff and the families by providing an ice cream social. We met a father and his young son from Hawaii who were here seeking medical help for the young son. They have been here for 2 weeks and this is their 3rd visit for medical treatment. They told me that if it were not for the Ronald McDonald House providing housing during this trip, that they would not be able to get the much needed medical treatment for their son. They were so appreciative of the money we donated along with the fun ice cream social.”
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.