Dallas, TX (August 14, 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 Dallas, school supplies were collected for The Family Place, which provided shelter, counseling and health evaluations to victims of family violence.
“Without these school donations, most of these children would have to return to school with used supplies,” said Meg Bittner, program director – volunteer for In-Kind & Retail Services. “A backpack full of new supplies is the best way to make our kids fit in on their first day of school.”
Approximately $1,200 in supplies were collected from homeowners and real estate partners during the drive. This donation provided more than 100 students with the supplies needed for the school year.
“We were thrilled to present so many donations to The Family Place this year, in addition to a $5,000 donation from the Weekley Family Foundation for new tricycles, desk chairs and outdoor play equipment,” said Susan Conway, senior sales consultant with David Weekley Homes in Dallas.
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.