Team members collect more than 100,000 pounds of food for the holiday
RALEIGH, NC (December 7, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a company-wide Thanksgiving Drive and collected more than 100,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items.
In Raleigh, the Thanksgiving Drive benefited Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina.
Approximately 2,200 pounds of food and $2,500 in monetary donations were collected during the two-week drive. Raleigh team members delivered the food items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“It was great knowing that we could count on David Weekley’s annual turkey drive to help provide much needed turkeys for our families in need. The company surpassed our expectations, providing a donation equaling 18,876 meals,” said Tessa D'Ippolito, Special Events Coordinator for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
The drive was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in all the communities in which it builds. This is accomplished by company team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities and by The David Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad over the past 20 years.
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 nine 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, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.