SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 17, 2015): David Weekley Homes hosted a Back to School Supply Drive benefiting Westside Family YMCA, an organization that focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
“It is great to be able to support those that are in need and can’t afford new school supplies,” said Tracy Stockton, a David Weekley sales consultant. “I hope these new items will help them enjoy and look forward to a successful school year.”
More than 400 items valued at over $1,600 were collected during the two-week drive, which benefited 200 children. After collecting the donations, team members spent 40 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.
“We are committed to coming together with parents and guardians to make preparing for the school year less stressful,” said Westside Family YMCA Branch Director Monique Pierce. “We want families to be able to focus on helping their child realize their potential and discover who they are. With the donation provided by David Weekley Homes, over 200 kids received school supplies to ensure they started the school year with the right tools. We are thankful for the partnership and hope we can continue to work together to impact our community."
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 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 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, please visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.