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 nearly $1,200 to representatives from Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area
Salt Lake City, UT (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 Salt Lake City, almost $1,200 was donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area.
“The donation and continued support from David Weekley Homes allows Ronald McDonald House Charities to serve more families and make a more peaceful and comfortable space for guest families that are experiencing stressful times while caring for their pediatric patients,” said Liza Lundgren, volunteer manager for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area. “We appreciate their gift.”
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.
“Our Sales Consultants found that people were eager to register once they knew we’d be donating $5 to the local Ronald McDonald House,” said Sarah Gass, marketing coordinator for David Weekley Homes in Salt Lake City. “People really opened up and got involved in the event, knowing it was for a good cause.”
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.