It can be difficult to keep a home clean under any circumstances, but when cancer hits a
household, the burden can be overwhelming.
That’s where Cleaning for a Reason, an international nonprofit located in Lewisville, TX, steps
in. They partner with more than 1,200 professional cleaning services across the United States and
Canada to provide free home cleaning to cancer patients so they can focus on healing.
Any individual, regardless of age or sex, in active cancer treatments in the U.S. or Canada can
apply for services. When matched with a cleaning company, a patient receives a total of two free
home cleanings. That’s one general cleaning a month for up to two months. After the two free
cleanings, the patient may engage Maid with Care for ongoing/reoccurring services.
For individuals undergoing cancer treatments, a clean home is especially important due to their
lowered immune system. As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, individuals receiving
cancer treatments need to take extra precautions to ensure their health. Individuals undergoing
cancer treatments often feel tired and weak, and even small tasks seem insurmountable.
Attempting their former cleaning routines can become too much, and at times, become so
defeating that they lose hope.
Cleaning for a Reason is a great resource to utilize in time of need.
In the Pittsburgh area, Maid with Care is volunteering their services to assist local cancer
patients. Cleaning services affiliated with Cleaning for a Reason are not compensated.
Instead, they enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from working with an organization that
assists thousands of cancer patients, while making a difference locally.
As a locally-owned family business, Maid with Care understands the impact a fresh, clean home
can have on an individual’s physical and emotional well-being, and are thrilled to partner with
such a supportive organization.
Since Cleaning for a Reason started in 2006, the organization has helped more than 40,000
cancer patients with more than $13 million in donated cleanings.
Cleaning for a Reason – link to website: cleaningforareason.org
Maid with Care- link to website: https://maidwithcare.com/
Take extra precautions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/clean-
Feel weak and tired: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-
Lowered immune system: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after-