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April18–24

Cleaning for a Reason Week – April 18-24, 2023

If you are searching for a philanthropic cause in the cleaning profession, consider participating in Cleaning for a Reason Week, which runs from April 18 to 24. Cleaning for a Reason, an ISSA Charities hallmark initiative that offers clean homes for cancer patients, is gearing up for the annual Cleaning for a Reason Week. The week-long philanthropic event seeks to generate cash and promote awareness of its goal to grow its recruiting efforts in collaborating with home cleaning firms, find and reach more cancer patients, and develop new fundraising initiatives with ISSA member companies.

History of Cleaning for a Reason Week

Cleaning for a Reason is a non-profit organization that offers free house cleaning services to cancer sufferers. Debbie Sardone, an American businesswoman whose mother is a cancer survivor, started it. Since its inception in 2006, Cleaning For A Reason has provided free house cleaning services worth more than $14 million to over 43,000 cancer families. The Cleaning for a Reason network includes over 1,200 maid services. Debbie Sardone founded the group after receiving a phone call from a lady going through chemotherapy. She asked about her house cleaning services but was unable to pay because she was out of work owing to her cancer treatment. It is because of the woman that Sardone never got the help, the one who motivated her to form the foundation.

Every month, Cleaning for a Reason receives over 1,400 service requests. It partners with businesses around the country and in Canada to give cancer sufferers one complimentary cleaning every month for four months. While the firms, which are required to be insured and undertake background checks on their personnel, do not charge the ladies for their services, their employees are compensated.

For individuals living in the United States or Canada, Cleaning for a Reason partners provide two monthly professional cleanings per matched patient. Any man, woman, or kid receiving active cancer treatment or hospice care is eligible for free services. Residential cleaning firms are urged to become partners and provide these services for cancer patients in their areas during Cleaning for a Reason Week.

Cleaning for a Reason Week timeline

1930s
Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy starts being used to treat cancer.

2006
The Start of the Organization

Cleaning for a Reason offers free house cleaning to cancer sufferers.

2016
Ten Years of Cleaning for a Reason

Cleaning for a Reason supplies over 43,000 cancer families with free house cleaning services valued at over $14 million.

2021
Ready to Help

Over 20 partners pledge to give back to the community by assisting the charity in cleaning cancer sufferers' houses.

Cleaning for a Reason Week FAQs

Who is eligible for this service?

The Cleaning for a Reason organization helps people and families affected by cancer of any kind. Patients who are recuperating from cancer surgery, undergoing cancer therapy, or receiving hospice care are eligible.

Is it possible to apply on behalf of someone else?

Yes, the Cleaning for a Reason organization accepts applications on behalf of patients from caregivers, nurse navigators, doctors, coworkers, friends, and family. However, you must first consult with the patient and confirm that they are prepared to take the service.

Is there any volunteer for Cleaning for a Reason?

Yes, there is. The organizations have Volunteer Days of Service where volunteers may assist a licensed household cleaner in completing more cleanings in a single day than is normally feasible.

How to Observe Cleaning for a Reason Week

  1. Become a business sponsor

    Corporate sponsors provide the funds that allow household cleaners to perform free cleaning services. So it can help the one who needs it.

  2. Start a fund-raising-campaign

    Create simple, online fundraising inside your firm to engage your employees. Set the date for the fundraiser to coincide with Cleaning for a Reason Week or the full month of April.

  3. Give out care packages

    The majority of cleaners work in houses when no one is present. Fill a basket with snacks and cool beverages and place it on the counter with a message of thanks for them.

5 Interesting Facts About Cleaning

  1. It burns calories

    Cleaning for two hours can burn 200 calories.

  2. Antibacterial cleaners

    Most antibacterial cleaners require 30 to 60 seconds of contact time before washing away.

  3. Wash kitchen sinks

    Kitchen sinks, according to a study, hold more germs than a toilet.

  4. Cleaning with lemons

    Lemons contain antibacterial qualities, which assist to sanitize surfaces.

  5. Dust made up of dead skin cells

    Dust is made up of 70% to 80% of dead human skin and dust mites and made up of 20 % to 30% of threadbare fibers from clothing, towels, and bedding, as well as items brought in by footwear.

Why Cleaning for a Reason Week is Important

  1. It raises awareness

    It raises awareness of this free service among cancer-stricken women. If you work for a healthcare organization, you may educate healthcare practitioners about free house cleanings so they can pass the information on to their patients.

  2. We can express our gratitude

    Professional cleaners are specialists when it comes to safeguarding and maintaining our houses livable while we go about our daily lives, particularly for cancer patients. So it is with great pleasure that we join in their celebration.

  3. It boosts efficiency and inventiveness

    Because clean surroundings are connected to greater health, productivity, and mental wellness, Cleaning for a Reason Week allows professional cleaners to experiment with different cleaning methods to reap these incredible advantages. Regular cleaning not only helps to prevent the spread of fatal diseases and the development of germs, but it also helps to de-stress and avoid accidents.

Cleaning for a Reason Week dates

YearDateDay
2023April 18Tuesday
2024April 18Thursday
2025April 18Friday
2026April 18Saturday
2027April 18Sunday

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