Local Cleaning Companies Share PBS’ Passion for Cancer Patients
By Lucy Lee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PBS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF HELPING CANCER PATIENTS
Newtown Square, PA – February 3, 2021 – Professional Building Services (PBS), Inc. is committed to providing exceptional janitorial cleaning services to their customers and clients. This commitment to excellence extends into the community in which they operate and has prompted their 10-year relationship with Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit that provides no cost home cleaning services to cancer patients.
PBS first learned about Cleaning for a Reason at the ISSA cleaning industry tradeshow in 2011 and really hit the ground running. Instead of simply sponsoring the organization through a monetary contribution, PBS Sales Manager Patty Hilferty set out to make as big of a local splash as possible. Since a corporate sponsor cannot actively clean the patients’ homes, PBS recruited businesses across Chester and Delaware County that could. During the first year of their sponsorship, PBS recruited and sponsored four local residential cleaning companies, who were able to help ease the burden of more than a dozen cancer patients.
At the start of 2012, Kathleen Albertson, PBS Business Developer, took over sponsorship duties. In only a few short months, Albertson had not only successfully recruited four additional cleaning companies to serve cancer patients in their community, but had also branched out to network with other local cancer charities to spread the mission of Cleaning for a Reason.
Since 2011, PBS has sponsored eight cleaning companies that have supported a total of 259 cancer patients with a donated value of $83,318 in cleanings. PBS subsidizes the cleaning companies for their commitment to Cleaning for a Reason. As on ongoing service throughout the year, the sponsored companies commit to supporting two cancer patients’ homes each month for two consecutive months.
“PBS understands the importance of the community we all share and values the charitable work done by Cleaning for a Reason for cancer patients,” said Michael McCormack, PBS President. “PBS enjoys working with local residential cleaning companies that are equally enthusiastic about this inspiring nonprofit.”
PBS currently sponsors five companies that share a passion with PBS for helping cancer patients:
• Pazeto Cleaning Service
• Servicio Fresca
• Donna’s Cleaning Service, Inc.
• Scrub! Residential Cleaning
• Kingdom Janitorial and Maid Service
Said Warren Weiss, owner of Scrub! Residential Cleaning, “We are committed to helping Cleaning for a Reason reach their goal of letting these brave and strong cancer patients 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 appreciate PBS’ sponsorship that has supported our business growth through the years and our charitable cleanings through Cleaning for a Reason.”
About Professional Building Services (PBS), Inc.
Professional Building Services, Inc. was founded in 1973 and was established in the belief that a small, independently owned company could be competitive with larger companies by delivering exceptional service at competitive rates. The company embraces the ever-changing technologies of the cleaning industry, particularly in the area of green cleaning, which remains central to their mission. Fully licensed and insured, PBS is dedicated to assuming the responsibility for their clients’ building service needs. To learn more about PBS, go to pbscleansgreen.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 $14.1 million in services, helping more than 41,000 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.