Cleaning for a Reason is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free home cleaning services to cancer patients. We believe in the power that a clean living environment can have on a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Cleaning for a Reason partners with qualified, local residential cleaning companies across the United States and Canada. Our partners are dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by cancer and providing their services at no cost to the patient.

We serve all individuals and families with any type of cancer. Patients are eligible if they are recovering from cancer surgery, in cancer treatment, or in hospice care.

There is no cost to the patient – our amazing cleaning partners donate their time and services as a way of giving back to individuals and families in their communities.

We accept applications online. Please visit the Learn More & Apply Now page under the Patients tab to complete an application. You will be asked to submit patient information such as email, name, and address.

Yes, we welcome applications submitted by caregivers, nurse navigators, doctors, colleagues, friends or family on behalf of patients. Please check with the patient first to make sure they are willing to accept the service.

During the application process, we ask for patient information such as email, name, and address, so please have this information readily available. Please visit the Learn More & Apply Now page under the Patients tab to complete an application.

Upon being matched with a qualified residential cleaning company in their area, a patient will receive two home cleaning sessions at their registered place of residence – that’s one cleaning a month for two months. These home cleanings will help cancer patients and their loved ones focus on what’s important and remove the burden of maintaining a clean home during a difficult time. Please note that services do not include “deep cleanings” or “spring cleanings.”

We are proud to have a high match success rate of 50%, which is well above the American Cancer Society’s benchmark standard of 30% for cancer charities. While we cannot guarantee a patient will be matched, we will do our best to find an available partner in their area. Cleaning for a Reason is always expanding partnerships and territory covered in an effort to serve a greater number of applicants.

To ensure safety and peace of mind for patients, Cleaning for a Reason requires that all cleaning partners are insured and perform background checks on their employees. Cleaning partners must be willing to support at least two separate patients. Each patient receives two free general house cleanings – that’s one cleaning a month for two months.

To submit a request to be contacted by a member of our team, please visit the Learn More & Join the Cause page under the Cleaning Companies tab.

Yes, we host Volunteer Days of Service that allow volunteers to help a qualified residential cleaner complete more home cleanings than is typically possible in one day. Visit the Learn More page under the Volunteers tab to get started.

Cleaning for a Reason is a signature ISSA Charity, the charitable arm of ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. While Cleaning for a Reason is affiliated with ISSA, donations are essential for covering program costs. Please note that donations are only applied to program costs associated with working with patients and cleaning partners and the matchmaking process.

Your generous donation will help Cleaning for a Reason grow and support additional cancer patients. Visit the “Make a Donation” page to access our secure online donation platform. You may donate $10, $25, $50, $100, or another amount of your choosing. We also accept donations via check. Please make your check payable to Cleaning for a Reason and send it to our headquarters at 2540 King Arthur Blvd, Suite 230, Lewisville, TX 75056.

Cleaning for a Reason is headquartered in Lewisville, Texas and works with cleaning partners throughout the United States and Canada.

We partner with professional residential maid services who are insured and perform background checks on their employees to participate in our organization. The companies have agreed to take 1 patients at a time and offer the patient 2 free cleanings, 1 a month for 2 consecutive months as a way to give back to their community. We accept cancer patient applications online, receive physician’s verification of treatment, and match the patients with our maid service partners.

Women 19 years of age or older, currently undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.

We do provide this service only to females with any type of cancer. As with any nonprofit organization, the resources are limited. The demand is always greater than what we are capable of handling regardless as to whom we serve. We understand that males undergo the same life crisis issues; however, we cannot serve everyone. Daily we have inquiries to assist individuals with disabilities, heart problems, MS, asthma and various other chronic medical conditions, which all have a need for the services. Naturally, the list is endless. We hope you understand that we have to stay focused on what we have decided to be our primary mission.

Please go to the patients tab and click on the apply button to begin the application process. If there is not an available maid services please continue to fill out the application so that our automated system may continue to search for a match. Once a maid service is found you will be asked to submit a physician’s note indicating that you are undergoing treatment for cancer.

The organization headquarters is located in Lewisville, TX. We have maid service partners throughout the United States and Canada. The application process is handled through our website, not through our partner locations. Please do not contact the maid service partner directly. We handle the application process on their behalf.

Yes, you can apply for someone else. Please be aware during application process we ask for patient information such as email, name, address, and contact info. There is also a release of liability waiver that needs to be approved. The last step is a physician must fax proof of the patient being in current cancer treatment. As long as you have this information, you can register for someone else. Cleaning For A Reason cannot call the physician’s office to verify treatment.

While we do not use volunteers directly for our cleaning services, we partner with maid services that are insured and perform background checks on their employees, our corporate headquarters is in Lewisville, TX, and we do use volunteers at our facility. If you are not located in the Lewisville, TX, area, contact one of our maid services participates in your area and volunteer to do fundraisers, office work, etc. Our partners are listed under the “Maid Services” tab.

Please contact us to assist with your request at 877.337.3348 or email

We rely on donations to grow and advance our organization. We accept online donations under the Donations tab. We also accept checks at our Cleaning For A Reason headquarters: 211 South Stemmons, Suite G; Lewisville, TX 75067.

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