Chicago, IL (August 23, 2017): David Weekley Homes hosted its third companywide CA+RE School Supplies Drive in 18 cities across the country. In Chicago, school supplies were collected for The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation, an organization that takes an active role in helping those less fortunate find stability, while providing positive opportunities in order to live their lives with dignity and pride.
“We are thankful to David Weekley Homes for thinking of The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation for this year’s school supply drive,” said Nancy Hewlett, event coordinator with The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation.
Nearly $2,200 in school supplies were collected from homeowners, team members, trade partners and Real Estate Agents during the drive, which benefitted more than 25 children. After collecting the donations, team members sorted the supplies and delivered 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.
“I’m so grateful to everyone who contributed to our drive this year,” said Dianne Lombardi, purchasing coordinator with David Weekley Homes in Chicago. “Our trade partners in Chicago really come through with our CARE initiatives, and this was also the first year homeowners could get involved.”
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.