In November 2022, David Weekley Homes’ Atlanta division requested the donation of canned and non-perishable items at five of its model homes in communities throughout Metro Atlanta. The award-winning homebuilder’s Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive culminated in the delivery of frozen turkeys at its Atlanta Division headquarters. Staff members, homeowners, real estate partners and vendors really came through, resulting in the collection of 878 pounds of canned foods, 1,277 pounds of non-perishable pastas and mixes, and 3,276 pounds of frozen turkeys. Through a partnership with HomeAid Atlanta, the food was delivered to Crossroads Community Ministries. The charitable arm of David Weekley Homes, Dovetail Impact Foundation, also donated $8,000 towards the refurbishment of Crossroads’ Clyde’s Kitchen – which serves over 60,000 meals each year to people experiencing homelessness.
“The gift from David Weekley Homes and Dovetail Impact Foundation will go a long way toward helping us reach out to those in need and put them on a pathway to stability in housing and income,” said Reverend Tony Johns, Executive Director for Crossroads Community Ministries. “We were able to assist more than 50 families with a Thanksgiving meal, allowing them to use the money they would have used on that meal for other critical needs.”
A leader in volunteer and philanthropic efforts within the home building industry, community involvement is a founding principle at the award-winning company. From back-to-school supplies drives to an annual community build month, all of the award-winning homebuilder’s divisions in 19 markets across the U.S. stand committed to uniting its team members with an extended family of Homeowners, Homebuyers and community partners to improve lives. Each division has a CARE team, tasked with seeking out opportunities to give back to the communities they serve. For its Atlanta division, those efforts often include collaborations with HomeAid Atlanta – a vital force in creating safe and dignified housing and programmatic facilities for those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
“We are so grateful for our partnership with David Weekley Homes,” said Karen McLane, HomeAid Atlanta’s Director of Community Engagement. “The DWH Care Team here in Atlanta goes above and beyond to help us with our mission to aid our neighbors in need. We have been able to help more than 6,000 people in six different organizations with hands-on volunteer hours improving a facility, a company-wide drive collecting food, a financial donation and even clothing and household items. Thank you, David Weekley Care Team, for all that you did in November and throughout 2022 to build a future without homelessness!”
For those Atlantans who were unable to participate in this year’s Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive, David Weekley Homes’ Atlanta Division insists that it’s never too late to help neighbors in need. Online donations can be made directly to Crossroads Community Ministries so they can continue to impact people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness – a particularly important task during the holidays and winter months to come. Online donations can be made at www.CrossroadsAtlanta.org. Donations are also appreciated by HomeAid Atlanta and can be made at www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.
Through David Weekley’s Dovetail Impact Foundation, more than $250 million has been contributed to local and national charities over the last 30 years, including more than $600,000 in 2021 alone. Last year, David Weekley Homes team members volunteered 7,638 hours, impacting 451,189 people nationwide. To learn more about David Weekley Homes and its communities throughout metro Atlanta, prospective homebuyers are invited to visit www.DavidWeekleyHomes.com.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, operates in 19 cities across the United States and is headquartered in Houston. 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 Homes has been recognized 16 times by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 110,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.