Press Release: NOVUSŪ Glass Franchisee Gives Back to His Community
June 22, 2010


Contact: Mary Nelson
NOVUS Franchising, Inc.

Chippewa Falls, WI— For the past 12 years, NOVUS Franchisee Tom Leuck of Chippewa Falls, WI along with his wife, Robin has hosted their annual Special Kids Day Picnic. Having two special needs children of their own, the Leucks wanted to plan a fun event for children with special needs and their teachers. The goal behind the event was to reward them for their tireless efforts and great accomplishments they made throughout the school year.

The event started with Tom and Robin taking out a handful of special needs children and their educators to lunch at a local pizza parlor. They treated everyone that day to a fun afternoon of celebrating the accomplishments that were achieved throughout the year. The positive response from everyone involved was so overwhelming, that they decided to establish the Special Kids Day Annual Luncheon.

What started out as a handful of students and teachers getting together quickly grew into quite an event. This year, Special Kids Day hosted 312 special needs children and their families, totaling close to 750 people. Also the menu has changed since the first pizza outing. It is now quite extensive and caters to all pallets, from burgers and brats to specialty salads and side dishes to a complete glucose free menu.

Entertainment was also in abundance from clowns and inflatable’s to boat rides and fishing; there was something to do for everyone. “The excitement on the children's faceswas inspiring, stated NOVUS Vice President of Franchise Development Ted Andersen, who attend the event this year. “Sometimes we all need reminders in our busy lives what is truly important and how we can make a difference for others.” Andersen was also excited to present Tom with his 10 year NOVUS Service Award at the event.

The Leucks strive to make a difference in not only the lives of these children, but their families, as well. “It's a great way for parents to network and share stories,” said Tom. Due to the fact that many of the families with special needs children do not have the resources needed to give their children the care needed, Special Kids Day has developed additional support programs to help these families. A dental fund as been established that can help with the costs not covered by insurance or medical assistance. Also a memorial fund has been put in place for participants who are deceased. The Leucks are very thankful to the many private and corporate donations they have received. Without this support these programs along with this special event could not exist.

When asked why Tom is so passionate about this organization, his response was immediate. "I came to learn more about disabled children and the difficulty parents, teachers and the children face. Their stories just touch your heart and I wanted to support them anyway I can." He encourages everyone to take time this year to volunteer and give to those less fortunate. “You will be truly amazed at what a difference helping others will make in your life,” stated Tom.

If you would like to learn more about this organization and ways you can help, visit their website at

About NOVUS Glass

NOVUS® invented windshield repair in 1972. For over 38 years, NOVUS has been and remains the industry’s research & development pioneer. NOVUS has been awarded more U.S. Patents for windshield repair than the rest of the windshield repair industry combined. For more information on NOVUS Glass visit us at or call 800-77NOVUS (800-776-6887) for a NOVUS location near you.

If you are interested in starting your own NOVUS Glass Repair and Replacement Franchise, contact Jim Olson, Director of Franchise Development at 800-944-6811 or

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