NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — In recognition of Window World’s enduring support against childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® has honored America’s largest exterior remodeler with its Organizational Support Award. Window World accepted the award at the St. Jude 2017 Partner Summit in Memphis, Tennessee. The Organizational Support Award marks the second recognition of Window World’s fundraising for St. Jude; the first came when Window World was named the hospital’s New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010.
The Organizational Support Award recognizes a corporate partner that supports the mission of St. Jude by generating awareness and raising funds through a variety of ways. With more than 200 locations nationwide, Window World employs a multi-faceted approach to giving at both a national and local level.
Nationally, Window World has supported St. Jude through numerous endeavors including the Window World Day at St. Jude, the Give Thanks. Walk™, the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends Concert, the FedEx St. Jude Classic PGA TOUR event, and most recently, The Stinger project, which raised more than $1 million for St. Jude in one night.
At the local level, Window World franchise owners do their part to generate support for St. Jude with events such as Paducah’s wine and chocolate festival, San Antonio’s charity golf events, and Tidewater’s participation in the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway. More than 30 locations fielded teams for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in 2016, raising awareness and funds in their communities.
“Window World is so deserving of this recognition, and its leadership, staff and customers have consistently demonstrated their generous and heartfelt commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through numerous engagement opportunities,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We are incredibly grateful for Window World’s partnership, and its contributions to St. Jude are a testament to the company’s continuing dedication to helping save the lives of kids around the world fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”
Window World’s commitment to St. Jude began in 2008 with the inception of its charitable arm, Window World Cares, founded by Chairman and CEO of Window World, Tammy Whitworth, and her late husband, Todd Whitworth. Overwhelmed with compassion and admiration after their first visit to the hospital, Tammy and Todd decided that they would raise enough money to fund the hospital’s operation for one full day. The “One More Day” campaign was born in 2012, and to date, Window World Cares has donated more than $7 million to St. Jude.
To learn more about Window World Cares and its relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or to make a donation, please visit WindowWorldCares.com. To find out more about The Stinger Car, please visit windowworldcares.com/the-stinger/. For additional information on Window World, please visit WindowWorld.com.