Charleston, SC (August 22, 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 Charleston, school supplies were collected for Communities in Schools, an organization 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.
“Our staff works so hard and they give so much of themselves it really keeps them motivated to feel the support from partners like David Weekley Homes,” said Kristin Power, development director for Communities in Schools.
Approximately $4,000 in supplies were collected from homeowners, vendors, Real Estate Agents and business partners during the drive. This donation provided 400 students with the supplies needed for the school year. In addition, the organization received a $1,000 grant from The David Weekley Family Foundation.
“Last year, my 14-year-old son and I donated items for the school supplies drive and this year he took money out of his own saving’s account and bought the school supplies to donate to this year’s CARE drive,” said Lisa Chapman, purchasing coordinator with David Weekley Homes. “Unbeknownst to me, he already had a bag full of school supplies stashed away in his closet for this event, making this year’s drive extra special to me.”
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.