Charlotte, NC (December 11, 2018): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its 12th annual, Charlotte-area Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive. Companywide, the builder collected an aggregate of nearly 184,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided nearly 311,500 meals to local families.
In Charlotte, more than 73,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“The Thanksgiving Drive is the best day of the year for the Charlotte Division because we get to spend a day in camaraderie with our fellow team members and business partners, while also helping to feed those in need during the holiday season,” said KaCee Wood, a design consultant with David Weekley Homes.
Locally, the Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive benefited Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, a nonprofit organization that partners with agencies across 19 counties to distribute 54 million pounds of food each year. David Weekley team members provided the collected items to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to distribute to families in time for the holiday. Additionally, The David Weekley Family Foundation donated $8,000 for two electric pallet jacks to the organization.
“Second Harvest Food Bank is proud to have partners like David Weekley Homes who help support our work to make sure every child, senior and working poor family in our region has enough to eat every single day,” said Kay Carter, the CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
The Thanksgiving Drive is an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in each of the communities in which it builds.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. We provide a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 21 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 90,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.