NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World, Inc.®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, has been honored by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® for the third year in a row by being commemorated on the St. Jude Corporate Partnerships Wall located at the hospital. Those added to the wall are chosen based on their dedication to support St. Jude through fundraising and donation efforts. A total of 52 companies worldwide are listed on this year's wall.
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Window World was included in the 'Dream' category of the wall, which lists companies that have donated between $250,000 and $1 million to the hospital over the last year. All of these funds were raised through Window World Cares™, the charitable foundation of Window World.
Window World Cares was founded in 2008 by Window World Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth and her late husband, Todd Whitworth. Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than $2.5 million to St. Jude and was named New Corporate Partner of the Year by the hospital in 2010.
"St. Jude is engrained in the Window World culture," Whitworth said. "We've seen firsthand the difference St. Jude has made in childhood cancer research. It's an honor to be displayed on the wall again this year, but we're just getting started!"
In February 2012, Window World 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. To date, Window World has raised enough to fund one day, equaling $1.8 million, and has procured more than $700,000 to be put toward a second day. The campaign has been executed on a national level and has included all 200+ stores that make up the Window World family.
To continue this initiative, Window World will be hosting its third annual 'Window World St. Jude Day' at the hospital at the end of November. While there, Window World owners and staff will host a holiday party for patients and their families.
To learn more about Window World Cares and its relationship with St. Jude, please visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
About Window World, Inc.®:
Window World, Inc.®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window company with stores and offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995 and led by CEO Tammy Whitworth, the company consistently delivers value to homeowners by combining quality windows, siding and doors with excellent service at low prices. An ENERGY STAR® retail partner, Window World sells and installs more than one million high-quality residential replacement windows annually and its products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval five years in a row. Additionally, through its charitable foundation Window World Cares™, the Window World family provides funding for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and was named New Corporate Partner of Year in 2010. Window World also supports the Veterans Airlift Command, a non-profit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800-NEXT-WINDOW.
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