Window World Spreads Cheer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® with $1.1M Donation
Window World to Give $1.1M Donation and Gifts to 200 Children Receiving Medical Care
November 29, 2018 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Window World is excited to make the season brighter for hundreds of children receiving medical care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® by throwing a holiday party, during which it will deliver gifts to 200 children and donate more than $1 million to the hospital. The party will take place at the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Race car driver John Andretti will be on hand to meet the children and help deliver their gifts. Although battling cancer himself, Andretti insisted he attend the party to show his support for everyone fighting life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers will also be dressed up in Santa suits while spending time with the children and their families.
Window World, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, just passed 10 years of giving to St. Jude through its charitable arm, Window World Cares®. The latest donation will bring Window World’s total contribution to St. Jude to more than $9 million.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support Window World Cares has offered St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the past decade,” says Richard Shadyac, Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. “Anything that puts a smile on a child’s face in turn boosts his or her strength and Window World has played such a key role in our mission. Charitable contributions from organizations like Window World Cares help us continue the groundbreaking research and treatment for children everywhere with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”
Chairman and CEO of Window World, Tammy Whitworth, and her late husband, Todd, started Window World Cares in 2008 - inspired by the premature birth of their first child, Anna Grace, in 1999. Anna Grace spent the first days of her life in a hospital. Tammy and Todd decided to partner with St. Jude after gaining first-hand experience of the strain of worrying about a child’s health.
“There is no greater concern for a parent than having a child battle a life-threatening illness,” says Tammy. “St. Jude offers children hope for the future while removing the financial burden. We at Window World are passionately committed to helping 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.
About Window World®
Window World, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally owned offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with over 16 million windows sold to date. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its windows, vinyl siding and Therma-Tru doors have all earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. In 2018, Window World was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Window and Patio Door Retailers” by J.D. Power. For more information, visit WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXTWINDOW. For home improvement and energy efficiency tips, décor ideas and more, follow Window World on Facebook and Twitter.
Window World received the highest score among Retailers in the J.D. Power 2018 Window & Patio Door Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with their windows and/or patio doors purchase. Visit jdpower.com/awards.
About Window World Cares®
Window World Cares® was founded in 2008 by Tammy Whitworth and her late husband, Todd. The foundation provides funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where it was honored with the hospital’s Organizational Support Award in 2017. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $8 million for St. Jude. To discover more about Window World Cares or to donate, visit 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.
SOURCE Window World Cares®