January 03, 2018 // Franchising.com // N. Wilkesboro, N.C. - Window World is excited to announce it donated $1 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® this past holiday season. The donation brings Window World’s total contribution to St. Jude to more than $8 million over the past decade.
In 2018, Window World is celebrating 10 years of giving to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
"We are truly grateful to the Window World team for forging such a strong relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the last 10 years," said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Our lifesaving work relies on charitable contributions from organizations like Window World, which help us continue the groundbreaking research and pioneering treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases."
Window World, America’s largest exterior remodeling company, looks beyond its customers’ front doors to focus on community outreach. The company is passionately committed to helping others through Window World Cares®, the charitable arm of Window World.
Chairman and CEO of Window World, Tammy Whitworth, and her late husband, Todd, started Window World Cares in 2008 after the birth of their first child, Anna Grace. Anna Grace was born premature and spent the first days of her life in a hospital. Tammy and Todd decided to partner with St. Jude after gaining firsthand experience of the strain of worrying about a child’s health.
“Having a child in the hospital is difficult enough for parents,” explains Tammy. “St. Jude takes care of their financial burden while providing families with some much-needed hope. We at Window World feel blessed to be able to further St. Jude’s mission.”
Named for the patron saint of lost causes, St. Jude takes on the most challenging cases of childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. No family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Founded in 1995, Window World grew from a small, local business to America’s largest exterior remodeler. With more than 200 locally-owned stores across the country, Window World and its franchisees understand the importance of giving back. It was with this spirit in mind that the company founded Window World Cares® in 2008. Window World Cares has participated in and sponsored numerous events to lend a hand to its partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Utilizing its passion for NASCAR racing, Window World Cares recently designed the Centennial Indianapolis 500 “Stinger” concept car, eventually auctioning it off at an event which raised more than $1 million for St. Jude in one night.
Read more about how Window World Cares is changing lives and helping others, or make your own donation to St. Jude by visiting WindowWorldCares.com. Learn about St. Jude’s mission to find cures and save children by visiting StJude.org or following St. Jude on Facebook.com/StJude and Twitter.com/StJude.
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