Donations from Window World Cares for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Surpass $10 Million
N. WILKESBORO, N.C. (September 4, 2019) – Window World® is excited to mark the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September by donating $500,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. This donation will bring Window World’s total contributions to St. Jude to more than $10 million.
Window World, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, has been contributing to St. Jude through its charitable arm, Window World Cares®, for over a decade. The company is proud to acknowledge Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by contributing to the hospital’s efforts to help children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
"We are incredibly grateful for Window World’s deeply held commitment to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. This gift of $500,000 is a powerful start to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and reflects Window World’s continued support of the research and treatment at St. Jude that benefits children everywhere,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. “Since 2008, Window World’s constant support and involvement in programs like the St. Jude Walk/Run and St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway have inspired people nationwide to unite under a shared goal that is much bigger than ourselves."
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.
“No parent should have to watch their child fight for his or her life,” says Whitworth. “For those parents living their worst nightmare, St. Jude takes away their financial burden while simultaneously offering them hope. Window World is passionate about contributing to St. Jude’s mission of saving lives and comforting families.”
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 17 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 2019, Window World was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Window and Patio Door Retailers, 5 out of 7 Years” by J.D. Power. Window World supports the Veterans Airlift Command, a nonprofit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families. As a member of that network, Window World’s corporate jet has provided transportation for over 115 missions, transporting 140 veterans and logging over 420 hours in the air. 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 2019 Window & Patio Door Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with their windows and/or patio doors purchase. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more information.
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 $10 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.