Strictly the Best has partnered with an organization called Cleaning for a Reason. We collaborated with this organization because this is a cause close to many of our staff. Providing a simple gesture of a clean home to someone going through any type of stressful time such as chemo, puts a smile on their face. It also takes a load off from worrying about getting up to clean after themselves. This small gesture goes a very long way to many.
Cleaning For A Reason is a nonprofit organization that serves all the United States and Canada. Our mission is to give the gift of free house cleaning to women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Our goal is to let these brave and strong women, men and kids focus on their health and treatment while we focus on, and take away the worry and work of, cleaning their homes– free of charge. We have recruited over 1,200 maid services to donate free housecleaning to women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Since 2006, our partner maid services have volunteered their time to clean for over 30,200 women – valued at over $10,000,000.
Debbie Sardone, President and Founder, had the idea to start Cleaning For A Reason years ago when, as the owner of Buckets & Bows Maid Service, she had a call with a prospective client who told Debbie, “I won’t be able to afford that now; I’m undergoing cancer treatment” and hung up. Since Debbie had not gotten the woman’s phone number she was unable to call back to make arrangements and in that instant decided no woman undergoing cancer treatment would ever be turned away by her business. In fact, they would even be offered a free housecleaning service!
Then in 2005, Debbie shared her story with other maid services at a national cleaning industry convention. She shared that it was these women, undergoing the physical, emotional, and financial rigors of cancer treatment, who needed professional housecleaning services the most. Immediately after sharing her story, a rush of cleaning business owners expressed their interest and support.
After returning to Texas, Debbie registered Cleaning For A Reason as a nonprofit organization and at the next convention maid services signed up to donate their services on the spot.