Jacksonville, FL (September 10, 2019): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its fifth annual, companywide School Supplies Drive in 18 cities across the country. In Jacksonville, school supplies were collected for Investing in Kids (INK!), which leads efforts to directly benefit the educators and students in St. Johns County School District with programs and events that provide tools and resources to help each child reach their full potential.
“Teachers face an uphill battle every day in their classrooms,” said Donna Luerdes, executive director with Investing in Kids. “All too often, they must reach into their own pockets to purchase supplies for their students. David Weekly Homes is helping fight the battle for them. Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude for your kindness.”
Approximately $12,000 in supplies were collected from the local community during the drive. This donation provided 14,000 students and 700 teachers with the supplies needed for the school year.
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 20 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 13 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.