Window World of Pittsburgh Partners with Nonprofit to Support Important Program That Promotes Safe After-School Environments and Healthy Communities
Pittsburgh, PA, August 22, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Window World of Pittsburgh, a franchise of Window World, Inc.®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its EducationAd program to support Volunteers of America Pennsylvania’s All of Us Care program. Window World of Pittsburgh’s funding will support critical program costs, such as educational materials and workshops, that will enable Volunteers of America to continue to support more youth in the community and enhance the quality of its program.
The All of Us Care program seeks to prevent crime and substance abuse by providing positive activities for children and youth at-risk during out-of-school time. These services include; an after-school computer center, a homework program, the Step it Up reading program, youth community service opportunities, anti-bullying meetings, financial literacy sessions and a High School Youth Council. Since its inception 14 years ago, the All of Us Care program has evolved into a unique program that promotes a safe, nurturing learning environment and healthy communities for students ages 4-19.
To celebrate this unique partnership and set students up for a successful school year, Window World of Pittsburgh employees volunteered today for Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack program event at the Sharpsburg Family Worship Center. Employee volunteers distributed more than 250 donated backpacks to students in need in the community.
Through Operation Backpack, Volunteers of America is able to provide support for children and at-risk youth and offer a sense of confidence and hope while relieving the children’s families of a significant financial burden. At the same time, Operation Backpack helps them to look like their peers who are beginning the school year with a brand new backpack.
“We are most appreciative that Window World of Pittsburgh employees are volunteering this evening to help distribute backpacks and school supplies to children and youth who are disadvantaged,” said Pat Serey, chief development and marketing officer for Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania. “Through a partnership with CBS EcoMedia, Volunteers of America has also been the recipient of generous funding from Window World of Pittsburgh in support of its All of Us Care program located in Sharpsburg. Window World of Pittsburgh and EcoMedia are truly helping us make a positive difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people among us.”
“We’re immensely grateful to Window World of Pittsburgh for supporting our longtime nonprofit partner Volunteers of America,” said Paul Polizzotto, president and founder of CBS EcoMedia. “Window World’s funding is supporting a vital community program that’s providing positive activities and reinforcing the value of education for children and youth at-risk.”
About Window World®
Window World Penn-Ohio and Window World Mich-Ohio, headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, are family owned companies owned by Fred Moran and Pat Moran. The father- son team operates Window World franchises in Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Cleveland, Toledo and Steubenville, representing five of over 200 Window World locations nationwide under Window World, Inc.® Window World offers consumers windows, siding and doors, as well as other outdoor home improvement products.
About Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania
Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania serves more than 28,000 individuals annually throughout the Commonwealth. The agency provides 28 distinct programs that serve people with disabilities; children and youth at risk; individuals and families in emergency situations; those in need of employment; elderly individuals and couples on fixed incomes; individuals coping with severe and chronic mental illness; families with limited incomes; infants, children and adolescents that have been abused, neglected and/or exploited; children dealing with behavioral challenges and educational deficits; women who are homeless; pregnant teens and teenage mothers; and homeless veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.voapa.org.