$13 Million Over 13 Years: Window World Reaches Milestone of $13 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Contributions From Nation’s Largest Exterior Remodeling Company Hits Major Goal
December 21, 2021
N. WILKESBORO, N.C. (December 21, 2021) — Window World®, America’s largest exterior remodeling company, is thrilled to present St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® with a donation of $474,000 – which brings the total amount the company has raised for St. Jude kids for over the last 13 years to just over $13 million.
“We at Window World are blown away by the passion put into our fundraising efforts for St. Jude. This milestone donation would not have been possible without the hard work and generosity of our franchise owners, our customers and our strategic partners,” said Tammy Whitworth, Chairman & CEO of Window World. “St. Jude depends on the kindness of others to support its mission to provide support and services to children and their families in their time of need — something which is truly invaluable.”
St. Jude is dedicated to advancing cures and prevention for childhood cancer and other catastrophic pediatric diseases. No child is ever denied treatment based on race, religion or their family’s ability to pay.
Window World’s contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital come through the company’s charitable arm, Window World Cares©. Window World and its franchisees across the country worked tirelessly throughout the year to raise money to benefit the children of St. Jude. Fundraisers included:
· National sponsorships and participation/promotion of events such as the St. Jude 5k Walk/Run, St. Jude Thanks & Giving® campaign and the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway.
· Private auction in partnership with country music singer Lee Brice which featured signed guitars and hats.
· Local charity events and sponsorships from franchisees such as comedy shows, auctions and golf tournaments.
· Customer contributions on Window World sales invoices.
"We are so grateful for the support of generous partners like Window World and proud to celebrate this fundraising milestone and this commitment to make an impact the lives of St. Jude kids,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. “For 13 years, this support has helped to ensure no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food so they can focus on helping their child live. And because childhood cancer is a multi-year, multi-trillion-dollar problem, continued support is crucial as St. Jude embarks on a six-year, $11.5 billion strategic plan to triple its global investment and impact more of the 400,000 kids with cancer around the world each year."
Named for the patron saint of lost and hopeless causes, St. Jude is where doctors often send their toughest cases, because St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for some of the most aggressive forms of childhood cancers. Thanks to partners like Window World, 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 franchises nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with over 20 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. Through its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, Window World and its franchisees provide funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $13 million for St. Jude. Window World also supports veterans and the military through its Window World Military Initiative (WWMI). WWMI defines Window World’s commitment to honor and serve America’s veterans, active military and military families across the entire franchise system by focusing on three pillars: Careers, Community Outreach and Partnerships. The Veterans Airlift Command has been a partner since 2008. During that time, Window World has contributed over $2.5 million in flights and donations to the organization. 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.
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 $13 million for St. Jude. To learn 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.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.