Indianapolis, IN (August 15, 2017): David Weekley Homes hosted its third companywide CARE School Supplies Drive in 18 cities across the country. In Indianapolis, school supplies were collected for Teachers’ Treasures, an organization that obtains and distributes school supplies to teachers in Marion County and surrounding school districts to provide to students in need.
“When an organization like David Weekley Homes engages their team and partners to help organizations like Teachers’ Treasures, the impact is beyond awesome,” said Margaret Sheehan, Executive Director with Teachers’ Treasures. “We are grateful for the generosity, the team spirit, and the support directed to our teachers and kids. Every item will be welcome and appreciated in a classroom.”
Nearly $1,000 in supplies were collected from homeowners, homebuyers, Real Estate Agents, business partners and vendors during the drive, which benefitted 10,000 children. In addition, a $3,000 donation was given to help purchase additional school supplies, which means the total collection will impact every school in Marion County.
After collecting the donations, 45 team members volunteered to sort the supplies and deliver 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 important that kids have the tools they need to be successful in school,” said Stacey Chianis, Division Coordinator with David Weekley Homes in Indianapolis. “It is a blessing to be able to give to Teachers’ Treasures so teachers can help their students grow and learn.”
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 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 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 David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 23 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 11 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.