Charleston, SC (August 22, 2017) David Weekley Homes hosted its third companywide CA+RE School Supplies Drive in 18 cities across the country. In Charleston, school supplies were collected for Communities In Schools (CIS) of the Charleston Area, a nonprofit organization that is committed to helping children achieve success through continued education. The organization provides tutoring, mentoring and various student support programs to nearly 10,000 students in 19 Charleston and Berkeley County Schools.
“For the past few years, Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area has been blown away by the generosity of the David Weekley Homes team and their homeowners,” said Kristen N. Power, Development Director for Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area, Inc. “Each year they rally their troops to put together a school supplies drive that benefits Lowcountry children in need – aiding them in having the tools they need to get their education. What seems like a simple box of crayons or pack of paper is actually a building block to a child’s future. From all of us here at CIS and, most importantly, the children – thank you!”
Approximately $1,200 in supplies were collected from David Weekley Homes team members, homeowners and vendors during the drive, which benefited approximately 130 children. After collecting the donations, team members invested 23 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.
“I enjoy seeing what a direct positive impact we make in area schools through the CA+RE School Supplies Drive,” said Sarah Kemp, Marketing Director for David Weekley Homes. “It’s exciting to work at a company that cares about giving back to support our community.”
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 22 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.