Indianapolis, IN (December 4, 2019): Nearly 900 people locally – and 60,000 nationwide – walked away from the Thanksgiving table with a full belly and a happy heart this year, thanks to the partnership of David Weekley Homes and 18 charities across the U.S. In Indianapolis, David Weekley Homes teamed up with Second Helpings, a nonprofit organization that has served the greater Indianapolis area for 20 years, to provide meals to needy families.
“At Second Helpings, we send out more than 4,500 meals every day to feed our neighbors in need,” said Katie Prine, senior director of philanthropy with Second Helpings. “David Weekley Homes’ generous food donations will go a long way as we use 1,000 pounds of food each week to help those families.”
From November 1-15, David Weekley Homes hosted its fifth annual companywide Thanksgiving Drive, bringing together its homeowners, real estate agents, vendors, trade partners and team members to collect 150,000 pounds of food for nearly 60,000 people across the country.
“If we all give just a little bit, it really adds up to affect the lives of others,” said Crissy Holcomb, a sales consultant with David Weekley Homes in Indianapolis.
Second Helpings serves the greater Indianapolis area by preparing nutritious meals for hungry children and adults every day and distributing them free of charge through local social service agencies in the area. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.
“Thank you to David Weekley Homes, your staff and your trade partners for continuing to partner with us and help us share warm meals and job training opportunities to our community,” Prine said.
To assist Second Helpings this year, David Weekley Homes collected approximately 1,900 pounds of nonperishable food items and $7,100 in monetary donations during the two-week drive. The Thanksgiving Drive is a volunteer and philanthropic initiative of the company’s CARE program, which allows the extended David Weekley Homes family to live out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in each of the communities in which it builds.
“Being able to volunteer, donate and help our community is immensely important to me,” said Chandra Eisele, sales consultant with David Weekley Homes in Indianapolis. “Not only does it warm my heart to help people, it brings me great joy to know that I have done something small to make someone else's life better in a big way.”
About Second Helpings
Second Helpings is an organization that provides nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults in greater Indianapolis. The organization accepts donated perishable and overstocked food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants, and then creates 4,000 hot nutritious meals daily that are distributed to more than 90 social service agencies.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 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 13 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 90,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
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