Cleaning For A Reason
No matter what your circumstances are, keeping your home clean is a major task, but this is especially true if you’re battling cancer. Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery can leave patients experiencing a range of exhausting side effects as part of the healing process, and the last thing anyone wants to tackle when feeling so sick is the chore of cleaning her home.
At Clarkston Cleaning, we are happy to announce that in order to give back to our community here in Michigan, we have joined the international organization Cleaning For a Reason, a service that helps women undergoing treatment for cancer by providing them with free home cleaning services.
About Cleaning For a Reason
Clarkston Cleaning is thrilled to partner with Cleaning For a Reason, a nonprofit foundation spanning the United States and Canada. Cleaning For a Reason has served over 33,000 women, totaling over $11,000,000 in donated hours of cleaning services since 2006. Over 1,200 cleaning companies donate their time and talents to Cleaning For a Reason, receiving no compensation for their work, volunteering their services to anyone in need.
Every woman who qualifies receives two house cleaning sessions over the course of two months, so that recovery, and not vacuuming or dusting, is the only focus.
The company was founded after its president and creator, Debbie Sardone, was on a call with a prospective new client, who told her that she would no longer be able to afford cleaning services because she was undergoing treatment for cancer. It was quite a wake-up call.
Sardone knew in that moment that she needed to do something to help women who were facing the trials of a cancer diagnosis; no one should have to worry about whether their house is clean or not when they are also worried about their health. When she shared her story at a national cleaning business convention, other women who ran cleaning companies rushed to join her in her mission, and a movement was started.
Clarkston Cleaning is Proud to Be “Cleaning for a Reason”
Clarkston Cleaning is a family-operated team that has been in the business of cleaning homes for over 18 years. We pride ourselves on being “large enough to serve, and small enough to care,” and could not be more pleased to be able to donate hours of service and personalized care to women in Clarkston, Rochester, and the surrounding communities:
“The Clarkston Cleaning Services culture is to give back to the community. Helping women undergoing cancer just seemed like the right thing for our company to do. These women need to focus on their health and not on cleaning their homes.”
Both Cleaning For a Reason and Clarkston Cleaning understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of cancer treatments, and know that every little bit of support or extra help can make all the difference on the journey back to health.
We firmly believe that in times of illness, medical care is vital to recovery, but it’s a strong support network that makes all the difference in how you get to that recovery. No one should have to go through cancer on their own, and that many hands make lighter work on the road to wellness. Clarkston Cleaning is overjoyed to become part of this support network for women in our area.
How to Apply
Are you currently undergoing treatment for cancer or do you know someone who is? Let us help you keep your house in tip-top shape, so all you have to do is focus on getting well. A clean house is a symbol of normalcy; when you’re sick, normalcy is very appealing.
If you’re a woman currently receiving treatment and over the age of 19, you’re eligible to receive free cleaning services through Cleaning For a Reason, and we at Clarkston Cleaners want to be the ones to help.
Here’s how you can apply:
- Visit Cleaning For a Reason’s webpage
- Go the “Patients” tab
Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the appropriate directions to get the ball rolling
And that’s it! Cleaning For a Reason will match you with a cleaning service in your area (hopefully Clarkston Cleaning!) and that’s all you have to worry about; we’ll do the rest.