CHESTER, Pa. — Power Home Remodeling, one of the nation's largest, full-service exterior home remodelers, announced that its 3,000-plus employees across the country have raised a record $1.5 million in donations for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for various forms of childhood cancer. Over $1.1 million was raised in the first day of the campaign alone in a record two-hour timespan, bringing Power's total contributions to ALSF over the last 11 years to more than $6 million, all entirely raised by employees of their own volition.
Since 2011, Power has designated September as "Alex's Month," creating an environment focused on education, engaging events, healthy competition, compassion and teamwork that unifies employees around a purpose-driven initiative. In addition to payroll donations, the Power community comes together to host kickball tournaments, volunteer at hospitals, staff lemonade stands, and organize a variety of other events that generate awareness and funds for ALSF.
"It has always made sense for Power to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation because we've identified a charitable partner where authenticity, standards, and outlook are in lockstep with our mission to create positive change," said Adam Kaliner, co-founder of Power Home Remodeling. "At its core, our Alex's Month initiative is our chance to bring joy to the lives of our Alex's 'Heroes' and their families, which makes our employees and our business that much better. As a co-founder, I've been present for some amazing milestones throughout my career, but the work we get to do with ALSF and the real impact we have on these kids has been one of the most rewarding parts of my job."
This year, Power, the 2017 Residential Contractor of the Year, has formally created the "Power The Cure" fund to reinforce its long-term commitment to this partnership. Donations within this fund will help support various ALSF innovative therapy grants that take a novel and promising approach to finding cures for childhood cancers. With this fund, hundreds of children — many with their last chance of survival — will be able to enroll in the most innovative and targeted treatments available.
"We have been honored partners with Power for the past 10 years and have only seen their commitment to helping children with cancer and their families grow," said Liz Scott, co-executive director of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation & Alex's Mom. "Power has made ALSF part of their company culture and identity by devoting a whole month to their fundraising efforts. They have encouraged giving at all levels and learned how to tell the story of Alex and other childhood cancer heroes in a way that truly explains the critical need and the impact of what donations can do."
To learn more about fundraising efforts for ALSF and how donations make a real impact in the lives of those the nonprofit serves, visit alexslemonade.org.