Cancer treatment doesn’t leave energy for luxuries like cleaning house. I know house cleaning isn’t exactly self-indulgence, but chemo and radiation zap more than cancer cells. They take the oomph right out of you. When dust bunnies turn into dust blankets and dishes and laundry pile high, spirits can sag.
That’s where Cleaning for a Reason comes in. Debbie Sardone, a professional cleaner in Texas, launched the company in 2006. Now over 800 cleaning services in the U.S. and Canada are members.
Cancer patients can check to see if there is service in their area and then apply online. Naturally there are more people needing the service than there are companies to help out, but what a difference it makes to the spirits of people going through a harrowing time.
Cleaning for a Reason is a good example of businesses being good corporate citizens. They’re making life a little easier for thousands of people going through one of the hardest times of their lives.