Austin, TX (August 15, 2018): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its fourth annual, companywide CA+RE School Supplies Drive in 17 cities across the country. In Austin, school supplies were collected for Helping Hand Home For Children, an organization that helps severely abused children rebound from trauma and rediscover their childhood while also providing them with school supplies for a successful academic experience.
“We are profoundly grateful for the continued partnership with David Weekley Homes and their commitment to prepare our kids for school year after year with new school supplies,” said Ted Keyser, executive director of Helping Hand Home For Children. “Having these supplies will make our kids feel special and loved. They will be better equipped for their classes and will have the confidence to take on new topics of learning. Thank you, David Weekley Homes, for your help in preparing our kids and making this school year their best one yet!”
Approximately $2,100 in supplies were collected from homeowners, vendors and David Weekley team members during the drive. This donation provided more than 44 students with the supplies needed for the school year.
“The beginning of a new school year is such an exciting time, so the opportunity to provide the kids at Helping Hand Home For Children with brand new supplies is so rewarding,” said Mary Lewis, warranty coordinator for David Weekley Homes in Austin.
The School Supplies Drive is a volunteer and philanthropic initiative of the company’s CARE program, which joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in each of the communities in which it builds.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 21 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 12 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 90,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.