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Cleaning for a Reason
Monday, April 05, 2010

Fighting cancer is difficult enough, but living with it is even tougher - and that’s where the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation steps in.  This nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer - any type of cancer.

Check out http://www.cleaningforareason.org to fill out the process information. 

The application process opens at 12noon Central Time Monday through Thursday and accept a maximum of 50 applications each day Monday through Thursday.  The demand is such that we accept approximately 8 applications a minute once activated. Therefore, the application process is open for approximately 6 minutes. 

If you are unable to apply, please check back with us at a later date and we hope to serve you in the future.

Before applying, check the “Locations” tab above to see if we have a maid service partner in your area. Most of our maid service partners are currently full.  If you already applied, it takes approximately 2 weeks to process applications. We will contact you by email as we match patients with maid services. For more information, check Our Process on how our program works.

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Our Process
We recruit professional residential maid services who are insured and bonded to participate in our foundation. The companies have agreed to take 2 patients at a time and offer four free cleanings – one a month for four months as a way to give back to their community.

We limit the amount of applications that we accept on a daily basis Monday through Thursday. The applications can be filled in online by women with any type of cancer as long as they are currently under cancer treatment.

Step 1
Check to see if we have a participating maid service in your geographical area by clicking the locations tab on our main website. Click the state in which you reside on the pink U.S. map or if you reside in Canada, click the Canadian map. This will take you to a list of the cities where we currently have partner maid services affiliated with our foundation. Not all cities are served even though we do add approximately 25 – 35 new partners each month.

Step 2
If you are a qualified cancer patient fill out the online application under the cancer patient tab on our main website. Fill in the required information. When you submit, the online process will inform you if a maid service covers your area. In large metropolitan areas, some maid services limit the distance they will travel to the area they normally serve.

Step 3
If your registration is successful and we have a partner in your area, some additional questions will be asked and you will be prompted to agree to a service waiver.

Step 4
The final step in the registration process will be to have your doctor fax verification that you are currently in cancer treatment. The fax number is listed on the final page of the application process. We do not need a record of your diagnosis or any specific medical information. A note from your doctor’s office stating your name and that you are under cancer treatment will suffice.

Step 5
Cleaning For A Reason will contact the maid service in your area on your behalf. The maid service will then contact you directly to schedule your cleanings.

Naturally, as with any non-profit organization, the demand far exceeds our ability to serve but we attempt to match as many patients as possible who go through our application process. Since our maid services are businesses, they schedule you within their normal paying customers. Sometimes our maid services are handling the maximum amount of patients already and we have to inform you that they are full. If this happens, you will have to reapply at a future date.
We hope, as do all our partners, that we are able to serve you. We also hope that during this life crisis situation that you or your loved one fully recovers. We also hope that someday, an organization such as ours has no need to exist. But until then we will attempt to serve you the best way that we can. 

Find a Cleaning For A Reason Partner in your City:  http://www.cleaningforareason.org/maidservice.php
667 partners in 50 states and Canada

If you have further questions on this program, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit their website at http://www.cleaningforareason.org

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