Salt Lake City, UT (August 22, 2017): David Weekley Homes hosted its third companywide CA+RE School Supplies Drive in 18 cities across the country. In Salt Lake City, school supplies were collected for The Road Home, an organization that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness by providing emergency shelter, services and more.
Approximately $1,500 in supplies were collected from David Weekley Homes team members and their family members, homeowners and real estate agents during the drive, which benefited around 40 children. After collecting the donations, team members invested 32 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 was such a great experience to donate school supplies for children in our community who otherwise may not have items such as backpacks, notebooks, paper and crayons, said Natalie Hawker, Division Coordinator for David Weekley Homes. “While dropping off the supplies at the shelter, we were able to interact with a few of the children and their parents staying at The Road Home. Seeing a few of the people we were able to help made the donation even more meaningful.”
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 11 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.