A few months ago, I was honored to walk the red carpet with Andi MacDowell at a gala event celebrating the L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth. I was there as the representative of Cleaning for a Reason, the non-profit I started to provide free house cleaning to women battling cancer. But it wasn’t just me on the red carpet, I was representing all cleaning business owners as our industry was recognized for the important work we do. Andi herself mentioned how important a clean home is to a person’s health and well being and how essential it is to have a professional clean your home, especially during times of illness.
So take a moment and pat yourself on the back—the cleaning business is finally getting the recognition it deserves for providing essential services to the community!
As part of the honor of being named a Woman of Worth, I get to bring $15,000 in sponsorship money back to Cleaning for a Reason. This will go a long way to helping us maintain the national network of cleaning businesses that donate their services to women fighting cancer during their time of crisis.
Honorees flown into New York City for the gala event were also were treated to an entire day of advanced training in leadership skills. We went to the Bloomberg offices to do a deep dive on marketing and fundraising training, and we spent half a day at the NYC headquarters of Facebook learning about their new donation platform that only charges merchant fees for credit card processing.
At the gala event, each honoree was assigned a celebrity escort, so not only did I get to meet Andi MacDowell, my escort, but also Blake Lively, Diane Keaton, Arianna Huffington, Eva Longoria, and more! It was a thrilling and exciting event, and I think my pink dress went very nicely with that red carpet!
I wanted to share my experience with you so that you can see how much more we professional cleaning business owners are doing than actually helping clean houses! Our industry is a critical piece of the entire package that keeps a community running along smoothly. We do important work and you should feel proud of what you do!