Students Benefit from David Weekley Homes School Supplies Drive
Orlando, FL (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 Orlando, school supplies were collected for A Gift For Teaching, an organization that provides free resources and surplus materials to teachers for their students in need.
“Over the past five years, David Weekley Homes has assisted A Gift For Teaching in delivering school supplies into the hands of Central Florida students who need them most,” said Jane Thompson, president of A Gift For Teaching. “Thanks to the David Weekley Homes team members who volunteer throughout the year, and host a school supplies drive. We could not ask for a better partner.”
Approximately $7,700 in supplies were collected from homeowners, homebuyers, trade partners, real estate agents and David Weekley team members during the drive. This donation provided around 8,000 students with the supplies needed for the school year.
“This was by far the most fun I have had on a team CARE drive,” said Keith Dukes, lead builder for David Weekley Homes in Orlando. “I hope we can make someone’s life easier with our donation. Anything for the kids!”
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.
David Weekley Team Members donated school supplies to A Gift For Teaching.