Students Benefit from David Weekley Homes School Supplies Drive
Denver, CO (September 8, 2017): David Weekley Homes hosted its third companywide CA+RE School Supplies Drive in 18 cities across the country. In Denver, school supplies were collected for Integrated Family Community Services, a nonprofit agency that provides low-income individuals with basic human services, including financial assistance, food, clothing and enrichment programs such as Ready, Set, School!, which provides school supplies to children in need.
“We are so grateful to David Weekley Homes for participating in our Ready, Set, School! Program,” said Sarah Rutledge, enrichment coordinator for Integrated Family Community Services. “They have made a huge difference in the lives of so many children.”
School supplies, backpacks, new outfits and shoes valued at $1,500 were collected from David Weekley team members, homeowners and homebuyers during the drive, which benefited six children directly and will benefit many more throughout the year. After collecting the donations, team members invested 15 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.
“It’s a priceless feeling to know the children at Integrated Family Community Services will begin their school year as prepared as possible,” said Bernadette Garcia, project coordinator for David Weekley Homes. “As a mom of three, I know and understand that school supply lists can be very overwhelming. To be able to set a parent’s mind at ease and give their child the materials they need to succeed is the biggest reward.”
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 10 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.