Dallas Maids Partnered Charities and Donations Given

Cleaning for a Reason

Partner since 2014

Dallas Maids is a proud partner of Cleaning For A Reason

Cleaning for a reason is dedicated to helping women with cancer ease their recovery by providing maid services. Maid services – like Dallas Maids – work with Cleaning For A Reason Foundation to donate free cleanings.

Having the chance to further serve the welfare of the community though Cleaning for a Reason is a natural fit for us, especially with Dallas Maids’ mission of maximizing the well-being of customers and employees. We graciously thank Cleaning For A Reason for giving us the privilege to give back to our community which we have been blessed to serve.

Cleaning for a Reason was the brainchild of President and Founder, Debbie Sardone, owner of Buckets & Bows Maid Service, Lewisville, TX. Debbie took a phone call from a prospective client several years ago. After providing the woman a price quote, the prospect paused before saying, “I won’t be able to afford that now; I’m undergoing cancer treatment” and hung up. Debbie hadn’t gotten the woman’s phone number and was unable to call back to make arrangements. In that instant, Debbie decided that no woman undergoing cancer treatment would ever be turned down by her business. In fact, they would be given free housecleaning service.

Calling her staff, Debbie announced the new policy, which the company has used over and over, through the years. In 2005, Debbie shared her story with other maid services at a national cleaning industry convention. She shared her conviction that it was these women, undergoing the physical, emotional; and financial rigors of cancer treatment, who needed professional housecleaning services the most. An onslaught of cleaning business owners began expressing their interest and support.

When she returned to Texas, Debbie registered Cleaning For A Reason as a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation. With word of this at the next convention, maid services began signing up to donate their services on the spot. Since that time, in 2006, Cleaning For A Reason has helped women with cancer receive the gift of over $3.7 million dollars worth of free house cleaning from approximately 1,000 maid service partners.

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First Responder Fatigue Relief Fund

Covid-19 pandemic of 2020

Dallas Maids - First Responder CharityFree House Cleanings for Dallas area First Responders during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dallas Maids is providing free house cleanings to Dallas area first responders during the coronoavirus pandemic.

My name is Greg Shepard, owner of Dallas Maids. We have been in business for 16 years and for 16 years have been adding happiness to Dallas families’ lives by removing the tedious chore of cleaning. Now, Dallas families are adding to our happiness.

To say this pandemic has been hard on small businesses is an understatement. At first, we had a few cancellations trickle in. Our cleaning staff expressed surprise that their checks were not affected as much as they had expected. Then Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an order for all non-essential businesses to closed down Monday at 11:59 pm, March 23rd. Residential cleaning services were deemed essential businesses. We could stay open for business. Initially I was optimistic.

Yet times are uncertain and the media sounds scary. People are fearful of the coronavirus, fearful of the looming recession and possible depression. The trickle of cancellations transformed into an avalanche. Faced with what seemed the imminent demise of a cleaning company I had loved and labored so hard to build over the years, something wonderful happened…

Our customers came to the rescue!

Some cancelled service yet volunteered to keep paying so our professional cleaning staff had income and Dallas Maids could continue to operate. Others offered generous tip to help staff weather this pandemic storm. All of us at Dallas Maids are overwhelmed with the love flowing in.

I’m so grateful the Dallas Maids family feels this support during times like these. We need it. It gives us hope. I cannot thank our amazing customers enough for their help. You’ve shown the worst of times brings out the best in people! I want to pay this generosity forward by providing our local area first responders with free home cleanings.

Free housecleaning for first responders

Overcome with our client’s kindness, we are now paying it forward. Using the funds of customers still paying after cancelling along with donations, Dallas Maids create the First Responder Fatigue Relief Fund to provide free house cleanings to first responders.

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