Children's Wellbeing

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As a family-first company, MI Windows has made the fight for children’s well-being a priority. The MI Foundation works with numerous groups around the country to improve the quality of life for our nation’s young people. Our Foundation committees offer financial support and donations to organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Toys for Tots, and various “snack pack” programs. Furthermore, many of our team members volunteer with these charities and other groups focused on improving the lives of children.



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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) was created in 2005 by the parents of Alexandra Scott, whose life was cut short by neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects nerve tissue. At the age of 4, Alex had started a lemonade stand to fund pediatric cancer research, leading to the foundation’s name. To date, ALSF has funded over 1,000 research programs in an effort to eradicate childhood cancer. It’s been named a top “Medical Research Organization” by Charity Navigator.





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A nationwide organization with more than 4,000 chapters, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is dedicated to helping every child “reach their full potential.” Boys & Girls Clubs provide adult leadership to students during non-school hours, emphasizing scholarship, citizenship, and healthy living. In its 160 years of existence, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has mentored millions of children, including future artists, generals, Olympic athletes, and business leaders.





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Four Diamonds

Inspired by a story written by a terminally ill cancer patient, Four Diamonds is a nonprofit dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. Four Diamonds, which is affiliated with Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, funds cancer research and covers the medical expenses of pediatric-cancer patients. It was founded in 1972 by the family of Christopher Millard, who wrote the story “Four Diamonds,” about a knight on a quest for the “four diamonds” of courage, wisdom, honesty, and strength.

 


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Give A Child A Voice

Following his diagnosis of brain cancer, Pennsylvania teenager Eric Erdman decided to spend his final years helping others. Erdman subsequently founded Give A Child a Voice to aid children who were suffering from “bullying, child abuse, and life-threatening childhood illnesses.” Eric died in 2020, but his foundation continues to fight for children.

 


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Make-A-Wish Foundation

Founded in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation helps critically ill children attain one special goal. This worldwide organization, which boats 59 chapters in the U.S. alone, has helped thousands of children fulfil a wish. In many cases, the children choose to meet someone famous or travel to a place they’ve never been before. Organizers coordinate with the patients’ healthcare providers to ensure their treatment is never compromised.

 


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Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest-growing pediatric hospitals in the country. Founded in 1983, PCH operates multiple satellite medical centers throughout Arizona. PCH’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has been named one of the top cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

 



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Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities, which operates over 350 homes located near medical centers around the world, provides lodging and meals to family members of sick children. Established in 1974, RMHC gives parents and other family members a “home base” while their child receives medical treatment. It is estimated that RMHC helps save families more than $930 million in a given year.

 


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Simon’s Heart

Founded by Phyllis and Darren Sudman in the wake of their infant son’s tragic death in 2005, Simon’s Heart pushes for education and awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in children and young adults. Simon’s Heart provides free heart screenings for students and donates Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) – used for cardiac emergencies – to schools, clubs, and other youth facilities.


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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

One of the largest pediatric hospitals in the world, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by entertainer Danny Thomas. St. Jude, located in Memphis, Tenn., is both a treatment center and a research hospital. It has been named a top children’s cancer hospital every year since 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.

 


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 Rite Hospital for Children

Caring for sick or injured children since 1921, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is one of the leading medical centers for treating children with orthopedic conditions. Located in Dallas, Scottish Rite has been named a “top-performing” children’s hospital on multiple occasions. In addition to its work on orthopedic issues and sports-related injuries, Scottish Rite also treats children suffering from dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

 


Our Partners

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MI Foundation Donates Funds to Local Family in Central PA

The MI Foundation recently donated $10,000 to a local family battling Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a brian tumor that affects approximately 14 in one million children.

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‘Wishes’ come true in Texas

The MI Foundation collaborated with “Make a Wish North Texas,” part of the nationwide Make a Wish Foundation.

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