By Lucy Lee



Lawrenceville & Alpharetta, GA – May 8, 2020 – Merry Maids of Lawrenceville and Merry Maids of Alpharetta have been donating cleaning services to cancer patients for the past four years through their partnership with Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit serving cancer patients. Since 2016, these two franchise locations have helped a total of 38 cancer patients with more than 500 donated cleanings valued at $21,567. Owners Deanne and Mike Williams are committed to making a difference for local cancer patients in need.

“The Cleaning for a Reason principles of being inspired, committed, and involved so clearly matched our company’s goals that it was just meant to be,” said Deanne Williams. “Our staff members are always eager to be part of the team helping cancer patients. We help them as they navigate through treatments by lending caring, helping hands to assist in the home cleaning chores and simple tasks. We are committed to supporting cancer patients until there is a cure for this horrible disease.”

Mike Williams emphasized, “During this COVID-19 crisis, we are cleaning for health, which means using a disinfectant certified by the EPA to eliminate coronavirus pathogens. Additional measures include disinfecting our Merry Maids cleaning kit and equipment before entering a home; wearing gloves, masks, eye protection, and shoe covers in a home; and providing increased attention to high-touch surfaces in a home.”

Through partnership with Cleaning for a Reason, Merry Maids of Lawrenceville and Merry Maids of Alpharetta respectively each clean four cancer patients’ homes per month for two consecutive months free of charge. This will be an ongoing service to cancer patients residing in Gwinnett and Fulton Counties.

About Merry Maids of Lawrenceville and Merry Maids of Alpharetta
After retiring from corporate positions in 2015, owners Deanne and Mike Williams chose to become Merry Maid franchise owners in Lawrenceville and Alpharetta because of their desire to create and support work and charitable opportunities in their own communities.

Merry Maids is the largest residential home cleaning franchise in the world and is known for using state-of-the-art supplies and equipment. As part of the Service Master family—specializing in Commercial, Disaster, and Restoration cleaning—Merry Maids benefits from their best in class processes for cleaning and disinfection services.

Merry Maids is ranked #1 Residential Cleaning Service by Entrepreneur Magazine. The national franchise has also won the Women’s Choice Award as America’s most recommended cleaning service and leader in the home cleaning industry since 1979. For more information about Merry Maids of Lawrenceville and Merry Maids of Alpharetta, go to and

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 $13 million in services, helping more than 39,000 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