Team Members collect more than 100 pounds of food for the holiday
Chicago, IL (December 13, 2016): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its second annual, companywide Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of 147,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 20 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided more than 149,000 meals to local families.
Locally, more than 100 pounds of nonperishable items and $2,000 in online donations were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16. Chicago team members delivered the items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“It is heartwarming to be a part of such a worthy cause,” said Janine Regan, Purchasing Agent with David Weekley Homes. “The food drive was a lot of fun and I look forward to having more opportunities to give in the future.”
In Chicago, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted the Northern Illinois Food Bank, an organization that provides nutritious food and innovative feeding programs to more than 71,000 people each week.
“We look forward to working with David Weekley Homes,” said Tiffany King, manager of special events and promotions with the Northern Illinois Food Bank. “We are thankful they chose the Northern Illinois Food Bank for this fundraising event.”
The Thanksgiving Drive is one of the initiatives of the company’s CARE program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of building dreams, enhancing lives in all of the communities in which it builds.
About the Northern Illinois Food Bank
The Northern Illinois Food Bank is an organization that provides nutritious food and innovative feeding programs to more than 71,000 people each week.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 23 cities and 13 states 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.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.