For ten years now, Debbie Sardone has been working hard to make sure that cancer patients get to live in a clean house.
It all started when one cancer patient didn’t give her a callback after she informed her about the cleaning fee. It struck her that maybe the patient did not have enough money for it. Ever since that call, she made a promise that as much as she could, she would give free cleaning service to people diagnosed with cancer. Her nonprofit organization has already provided a total of $5.5 million worth of cleaning service.
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Being fully aware of their struggle, Sardone started reaching out to 1,000 different cleaning services across Canada and the United States to ask for assistance in providing these patients free monthly cleaning service for four months. Words about her project have spread, and now Sardone’s organization, which she calls Cleaning for a Reason, receives around 1,400 requests each month.
Sardone has already extended help to over 19,000 cancer patients while she still runs her own business, Buckets and Bows Maid Service in Texas.
Once particular beneficiary named Stacey Steele said that the organization changed her life. She shared, “Knowing your house is being taken care of when you don’t have the energy to get out of bed helps lift a huge stress from you. When you’re not feeling good, the last thing you want to do is go into a dirty bathroom.”