Minneapolis, MN (September 12, 2016): David Weekley Homes hosted its second annual companywide Back to School Supply Drive in 22 cities across the country. In Minneapolis, school supplies were collected for Common Hope, an international organization providing opportunities in education, health care, housing and family development for impoverished children and families in Guatemala.
“The supplies that David Weekley Homes has generously collected will go a long ways toward helping impoverished students in Guatemala for the school year,” said Lizz Peterson, Communications and Marketing Manager with Common Hope. “We are extremely grateful to David Weekley Homes for their commitment to this important initiative.”
Items collected during the drive benefited approximately 3,400 children. After collecting the donations, team members spent five 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 was great to have homeowners come to the model and bring school supplies,” said Robb Ramsay, Sales Consultant with David Weekley Homes. “Knowing that we all have been so blessed and sharing with others who are in need is very rewarding.”
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 Common Hope
Common Hope is an international organization providing opportunities in education, health care, housing and family development for impoverished children and families in Guatemala.
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.