Medina-based cleaning company PetalSweet Cleaning has joined Cleaning For A Reason to help clean houses for women undergoing treatment for cancer.
“There are millions of women who suffer from cancer every year. Many of them do not have the strength to even lift a mop, let alone clean their entire house,” according to the company. “A clean environment has been shown to positively affect a cancer patient’s recovery.”
Cleaning For A Reason, a nonprofit organization that serves the United States and Canada, actively recruits cleaning services to clean homes for women who are undergoing cancer treatment. The nonprofit’s partnerships with more than 1,200 maid services has resulted in those partner maid services volunteering their time to clean for more than 22,600 women – valued at over $6 million.
“We are so excited to partner with Cleaning for a Reason,” says Jesica Wilfong, owner of PetalSweet Cleaning. “Cleaning for a Reason inspires me every time I see how this wonderful cause continues to grow and impacts the lives of those who are cleaning and those who receive the gift of cleaning. My aunt is a cancer survivor and I feel so blessed to be able to say that and want to do everything I can to support those in treatment or recovery ‘until there’s a cure.’”
Wilfong, who founded PetalSweet in 2012, is no stranger to charitable causes. Most recently, she and her husband Josh are competing in “Dancing with the Medina Stars 2016,” an event that benefits Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers. She also is working with PetalSweet clients and Feeding Medina County to collect pantry staples for those in need. Wilfong is the president of International Referral Network’s Medina Chapter and is a 2014 Athena Young Professional Award recipient.
“Putting myself in my clients’ shoes builds a strong business, but to build a strong community, I put myself in the shoes of people who need much more than housecleaning,” she says. “Giving back to charitable organizations doesn’t just make me feel good; I consider it central to my integrity as an individual and a professional.”