Window World hosts holiday party for children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Window World presents check to St. Jude for $2.8 million
Window World Cares™, the charitable foundation of Window World, Inc.®, America’s largest replacement window and home remodeling company, spent the day with the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® on Thursday, Nov. 29. More than 110 Window World employees, families and friends attended the annual ‘Window World St. Jude Day,’ a holiday party filled with games, gifts and activities for patients and their families. During the festivities, Window World Cares presented the hospital with a check for more than $2.8 million representing the total amount raised to date to support continued research and treatment of childhood cancer.
Additionally, Window World’s ‘The Stinger’ was present at the hospital and was signed by former Indianapolis 500 starter Bruno Junqueira. The Stinger is a 2011 concept Indy show car created by veteran race car driver John Andretti, Andretti Autosport and Window World that pays tribute to the first winning Indy 500 vehicle, the 1911 Marmon Wasp. It travels the country obtaining the signatures of former Indy 500 starters and for each signature received, Window World Cares makes a donation to St. Jude. To date, more than 220 drivers have signed The Stinger, raising nearly $42,000 for the hospital.
“St. Jude is truly a place of miracles,” said Tammy Whitworth, Chairman and CEO of Window World and co-founder of Window World Cares. “I am continually overwhelmed by St. Jude’s medical breakthroughs and stories of hope and we are honored to be a part of it.”
Window World Cares was founded in 2008 by Whitworth and her late husband, Todd. In February 2012, Window World Cares announced the launch of its ‘One More Day’ campaign for St. Jude. The initiative is a fundraising plan dedicated to providing St. Jude with a full day of operating expenses, equivalent to $1.8 million. Thus far, Window World Cares has raised enough to fund one full day and has procured an additional $1.1 million to be put toward a second day. The campaign has been executed on a national level and includes all 200+ franchisees that make up the Window World family.
To honor Window World’s ongoing commitment to St. Jude, the hospital announced in November that Window World would be included on its Corporate Partnerships Wall for a third consecutive year. Those added to the wall are chosen based on their dedication to support St. Jude through fundraising and donation efforts.