Calico Cleaning Hosts Cleaning for Cancer Day on Oct 20th
By Lucy Lee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOCAL COMPANY MAKING A DIFFERENCE
South Haven, MI – October 12, 2021 – Calico Cleaning, LLC will be hosting Cleaning for Cancer Day on Wednesday, October 20th, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The company will be donating house cleaning services to eight cancer patients. Calico Cleaning does this in partnership with Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit they have worked with since 2019.
“Cleaning for a Reason is a nationwide network of caring small businesses like Calico Cleaning that believe in the difference a clean home can make for patients battling cancer and treatment,” said Merchant. “We are grateful to provide the comfort and peace of mind that comes with having a clean home. And if a cancer patient lives in our service territory—Bangor, Bloomingdale, Breedsville, Covert, Grand Junction, Lacota, South Haven, Fennville, Glenn, or Pullman—the patient can request Calico Cleaning to come clean their home.”
Cleaning for a Reason connects with over 1,200 maid services throughout the United States and Canada, providing free house cleaning services to families battling cancer. Cleaning for a Reason is successful every year because of the people and companies that support it. There are four ways to participate with this important cause:
1. Nominate: If any cancer patient you know is currently receiving treatment, recovering from surgery, or in hospice care, and they live in the United States or Canada, please nominate them, with their permission, to have their house cleaned by a Cleaning for a Reason Partner. Any adult or child in active cancer treatment is eligible. You may fill out the application for yourself or on behalf of a friend or family member. Nominate someone for free house cleaning at cleaningforareason.org, Patients tab.
2. Partner: More cleaning partners are needed. Residential cleaning companies are instrumental in helping Cleaning for a Reason make a positive impact. They selflessly donate their time and services to support cancer patients and their families. Learn more and join the cause at cleaningforareason.org, Cleaning Companies tab.
3. Sponsor: Support the Cleaning for a Reason mission by becoming a sponsor. Email Lucy Lee, Operations Manager at Cleaning for a Reason, at [email protected] to learn about different sponsorship opportunities.
4. Donate: You can help Cleaning for a Reason serve more cancer patients in need of this service. Every cleaning makes lives better for families during this difficult time. Calico Cleaning has committed to raising $1,000 this year to reach more patients. Make a donation to support Cleaning for a Reason families at https://connect.clickandpledge.com/Organization/cleaningforareason/campaign/cbfl2021DeLucien/fundraiser/KathyMerchantCalicoCleaning.
Said Merchant, “I support Cleaning for a Reason as a cleaning company and as a donor. We all know the physical and emotional toll of cancer on patients and their families. Together, let’s make a difference for those in our community who need this type of practical support.”
About Calico Cleaning, LLC
Fully bonded and insured, Calico Cleaning has been providing residential maid services, vacation rental turnover cleaning, commercial office cleans, handyman services, lawn mowing, and snow plowing since 2009.
Owner Kathy Merchant started the business from the trunk of her car with her 16-year-old daughter, Brandy, as a way for her to earn extra school clothes money that summer. The following year she had to hire her first “helpers.” Since then, the company continues to outgrow one office after another. Their goal is to buy land and build an office they won’t outgrow in the next five years with a commercial laundry department and daycare for their employees.
To date, Calico employs 12 full time employees and 65+ seasonal employees, and takes care of 200+ properties. Each year Calico employs several bus drivers, teachers and paraprofessionals for summer vacation rental cleaning.
Calico Cleaning, LLC also maintains numerous professional affiliations and has earned many positive customer reviews as well as high marks from independent ratings organizations, including Angie’s List, Home Advisor, and the Better Business Bureau. Calico Cleaning is a member of ARCSI (Association of Residential Cleaning Services International) and the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce. For more about this company, go to calicocleaningllc.com.
About Cleaning for a Reason
Cleaning for a Reason partners with more than 1,200 residential cleaners throughout the United States and Canada to offer free house cleaning to any household battling cancer. Since 2006, the nonprofit and its partners have donated more than $14.7 million in services, helping more than 43,000 cancer patients. In 2017, Cleaning for a Reason was adopted by ISSA Charities, the charitable arm of ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. To learn more about Cleaning for a Reason and to apply for free house cleaning, see cleaningforareason.org.