Indianapolis, IN (September 12, 2016): David Weekley Homes hosted its second annual companywide Back to School Supply Drive in 22 cities across the country. In Indianapolis, school supplies were collected for Teachers’ Treasures, an organization that obtains and distributes school supplies to teachers of students in need.
“Getting businesses involved with helping teachers in our area is critical in so many ways,” said Margaret Sheehan, Executive Director with Teachers’ Treasures. “We are so grateful for all of the support.”
After collecting the donations, team members spent more than 50 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. In all, Teachers’ Treasures collected about $25,000 in donations from several companies, which will help to serve more than 60,000 children in Marion County.
“I believe that everything starts with our children because they are our future, and we need to make sure we supply them with the necessary tools to educate them,” said Heather Whalen, Project Coordinator with David Weekley Homes.
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 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 David 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 Teachers’ Treasures
Teachers’ Treasures is an organization that obtains and distributes school supplies to teachers of students in need.
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 23 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 nine 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.