Tampa, FL (April 15, 2015): David Weekley Homes has made spring cleaning interesting by partnering with homeowners to use the seasonal chore as a way to drum up more than 3,700 pounds of charitable donations and $2,000 to benefit Mort Elementary School in Tampa. According to Mort Elementary, every registered student at the school lives at or below the poverty limit, and includes a number of homeless students that the faculty work tirelessly to assist.
The thousands of pounds of donations include clothing, shoes, small household items, toiletries and dishware to help these students with everyday needs. The $2,000 will be spent stocking the school’s food pantry.
David Weekley Homes team members recently dropped off the items, spending more than two hours to fill nearly 30 tables with the donated goods, just in time for students and parents to pick out items at parent-teacher conferences.
“We unpacked non-stop in fear that we wouldn’t get everything out in time for the parent-teacher conferences,” said Melissa Dermosheghian, lead sales consultant with David Weekley Homes in Tampa. “I am so very proud to be on a team like this and to work with all of my team members. Not only did we set up the clothes, we loaded up the school’s pantry with tons of food and canned goods for them to send home with children who do not have food on the weekends.”
As part of its culture, David Weekley Homes strives to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone it touches and in all the communities it builds through its purpose, Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives. This is accomplished by company team members volunteering countless hours to different organizations in their communities, and by the Weekley Family Foundation donating more than $100 million to a variety of organizations through the U.S. and abroad since 1976.
For more information about David Weekley Homes in Tampa, contact 866-493-3553.
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 two-time recipient of “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 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.