Married Business Partners and Foster Parents Support Luggage with LoveOctober 31st, 2017 by Editor
Window Genie opened its newest franchise in Norman, Okla., this fall. Local married business partners Chris and Brette Welch are the owners. The Norman location will service the southern Oklahoma City suburbs including Norman, Blanchard and Mustang.
As young foster parents, Chris and Brette value the mission of Luggage with Love, an organization established to provide newly placed children with physical, emotional and spiritual support as they transition into a new home. Window Genie of Norman hopes to use its position in the community as a local small business that regularly interacts with families in the community, to promote the efforts of Luggage with Love. The company plans to collect and deliver donated items from customers to the folks at Luggage with Love.
“Lots of these kids have never had anything that belongs to them, much less anything new. As foster parents, we know how important the transition period is, and Luggage with Love is doing great work to make these children feel as comfortable as possible in their new home,” said Brette Welch. “We will be doing an ongoing clothing drive that will allow our customers to get involved in the community and give back to an organization maybe they’ve never heard about.”
Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise, Chris worked in the hotel industry for almost ten years. Brette is no stranger to business ownership, having worked for her father’s Mr. Appliance franchise in Lawton, Okla., for many years.