CHARLESTON, SC (September 21, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a Back to School Supply Drive benefiting Communities in Schools, a nationally-acclaimed dropout prevention program that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Nearly 500 items valued at more than $1,600 were collected during the two-week drive, which benefited elementary school children of the Lowcountry. After collecting the donations, team members spent 18 hours sorting the supplies and delivering them to the organization to ensure the supplies would be distributed in time for the students to begin school with the tools needed to be successful.
“It is exciting to help make sure the future leaders of our community have what they need to make the most of their education,” said Elliott Peery, a purchasing manager for David Weekley. “Education is obviously crucial to their success in life.”
The drive was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that partners team members, homeowners, homebuyers and community partners with nonprofit organizations 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 over the past 20 years.
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 “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, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.