Students Benefit from David Weekley Homes Back to School Supply Drive
Denver, CO (September 14, 2016): David Weekley Homes hosted its second companywide Back to School Supply Drive in 22 cities across the country. In Denver, school supplies were collected for Integrated Family Community Services, an organization that provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income family members using community resources.
Items valued at $2,000 were collected during the two-week drive, which outfitted eight students from head-to-toe for the upcoming school year, along with school supplies. After collecting the donations, team members invested 20 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.
“Being a part of this CARE event was such a great opportunity to give back,” said Patty Trout, a project coordinator with David Weekley Homes. “Having been a parent of a school age child, I can remember dreading the process of buying school supplies not to mention the financial commitment. Knowing that we made a difference and helped provide the tools for a child’s education just feels good.”
The drive was an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which is a charitable and volunteer program that partners team members with homeowners, homebuyers and community partners with nonprofits 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 Integrated Family Community Services
Integrated Family Community Services is an organization that provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income family members using community resources.
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 24 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.