May 11, 2022

Free house cleaning for Kalamazoo area cancer patients this week

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kalamazoo residential cleaning company is donating its services to patients battling cancer for its third annual Cancer Cleanup Week.

Jeannie Cleaning offers free house cleaning until Friday to raise awareness of the nonprofit clean for a reason. Jeannie Cleaning is one of 30 nonprofit partners in the state that provides free cleaning services to people with cancer.

(Courtesy of Jeannie Cleaning)

“When people face a cancer diagnosis, they need help but they don’t know how to ask, and then the people around them, their loved ones, they want to help but they don’t even know where to start. . And so Cleaning for a Reason gives people that opportunity,” said Jeannie Henderson, CEO of Jeannie Cleaning.

Several other local businesses will also be offering free services and hosting fundraisers throughout the month, including Harbor Shores Cleaning Co., Sparkle & Shine Cleaning Services of West MI, Dazzle Cleaning Service, Calico Cleaning and Front Door Housekeeping.

“We know that when our home is clean it’s a calming space and it reduces stress and that’s what cancer patients hear from us. When they go through treatment, the little things in life, the things they take for granted, become very hard to do,” Henderson explained.

Although the cleaning for cancer Lasting only one week, Cleaning for a Reason provides free home cleaning services to cancer patients throughout the year. Since 2006, the nonprofit and its partners have provided free housekeeping for more than 43,000 cancer patients across the United States.

The program is open to any man, woman or child undergoing active cancer treatment. You can complete an online application for yourself or for someone you know on treatment.

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