Pennsylvania-Based Dealer Partners with Alex's Lemonade Stand

April 12, 2011
Noteworthy

Power Home Remodeling Group has become a national corporate sponsor of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization funding research to fight pediatric cancer. The Pennsylvania-based dealer has committed to donate one dollar per window, per square of siding and per square of roofing installed throughout the year in an effort to raise awareness of pediatric cancer in the regions it serves.

"This partnership is a natural extension of Power's community-centered culture," says Jeff Kaliner, co-founder and CEO. "We will distribute ALSF literature to homes up and down the East Coast to bring Alex's incredible and courageous story into the lives of our customers, hopefully growing tremendous support for the foundation in new communities."

The foundation got its start from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004). At the age of 4, Alex hosted a stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer and since then, the organization has raised more than $40 million and funded more than 150 research projects.

"We are so pleased to have Power Home Remodeling Group join us in the battle against childhood cancer," says Liz Scott, Alex's mom and ALSF VP of outreach and communications. "Power is a prime example of a successful business utilizing their expertise to make a difference in the lives of children and their families facing a terrifying illness. It is through such support that Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is able to work toward changing the future of these families and move toward a day when all kids with cancer will be cured."

In addition to its financial donations, Power will set up Alex's Lemonade Stands at its corporate headquarters in Chester, Pa., as well as its four satellite office locations in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.  It will also encourage its 900 employees to host their own lemonade stands.  This fall, the company plans to host the first-ever "Power Run" for ALSF, with other initiatives in the works, as well.