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PGT Innovations’ Team Members Assemble and Donate Backpacks for Local At-Risk Children

Venice, Florida PGT Innovations’ Team Members Assemble and Donate Backpacks for Local At-Risk Children

| Laura Bell Adams |

More than 25 team members and leaders at PGT Innovations’ (NYSE: PGTI) North Venice location worked together to assemble and deliver SchoolTools backpacks to make a difference in the lives of local children in need through World Vision, a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

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For the 10th consecutive year, PGT Innovations has donated backpacks and school supplies through World Vision, with this year’s contribution totaling $6,000. The company’s employees filled 250 backpacks with notes of encouragement and supplies, such as notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, packs of filler paper, pencil pouches, folders, pencil sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons, glue sticks, scissors and markers.

PGT Innovations’ company leaders and team members delivered the backpacks to students at Garden Elementary in Sarasota County on Friday, August 23.

PGT Innovations’ team members who helped assemble backpacks“Thank you so much to PGT Innovations and World Vision for their generosity,” said Amy Archer, Principal at Garden Elementary, during the donation event. “We are so incredibly blessed to live in a community that supports the work we do. Garden Elementary appreciates it.”

Across the county, businesses, schools and groups of all kinds are rolling up their sleeves and joining the ongoing SchoolTools campaign, which helps at-risk children. While a simple effort, new school supplies inspire and encourage children to engage in learning and invoking creativity.

“For the past decade, PGT Innovations’ team members have participated in this much-needed program,” said Debbie LaPinska, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at PGT Innovations. “It’s important to us to support these children and provide supplies to help set the foundation for a brighter future.”



About PGT Innovations, Inc.

PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows and doors. Their highly engineered and technically advanced products can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions on earth and are revolutionizing the way people live by unifying indoor and outdoor living spaces.

PGT Innovations creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of the markets it serves, and a drive to develop category-defining products. PGT Innovations is also the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds a leadership position in its primary market, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index.

The PGT Innovations’ family of brands include CGI® , PGT®  Custom Windows and Doors Custom Windows and Doors, WinDoor® Western Window Systems, Eze-Breeze®, and CGI Commercial. The company’s brands, in their respective markets, are the preferred choice for architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America and the Caribbean. Their high-quality products are available in custom and standard sizes with massive dimensions that allow for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. For additional information, visit

Photos from PGT. Top photoGroup that delivered backpacks filled with supplies for Garden Elementary students, including PGT Innovations’ Mike Suprata, Amie Brooks, Kristin Lewis, Julie Suprata, Chris Triana, Yessie Munoz, Susan Roy, David Greenwald and Trish McConnell and Mary Garcia with World Vision


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