Team Members collect nearly 175 pounds of food for the holiday
Chicago, IL (December 14, 2017): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its third annual, companywide Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of more than 213,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided nearly 226,000 meals to local families.
In Chicago, nearly 175 pounds of pounds of nonperishable items and online donations were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“We are so grateful to our team members and trade partners who have continually stepped up and helped make our Chicago Thanksgiving Food Drive a success,” said Dianne Lombardi, purchasing coordinator and member of the CARE council with David Weekley Homes. “It is a great way for us to come together and contribute to a great cause.”
Locally, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Northern Illinois Food Bank, an organization that provides nutritious food and innovative feeding programs to more than 71,000 people each week. David Weekley team members delivered the collected items to Northern Illinois Food Bank to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“This support helps provide holiday meals so that families in need can celebrate together,” said Julie Yurko, president and CEO, Northern Illinois Food Bank.
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 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, 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 11 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.