Save the Stress Cleaning Services has created Cleaning for a Cause, an initiative in which it helps people fighting cancer and other illnesses with cleaning their homes.
“We would love to give the gift of clean to someone that is undergoing treatment to help them out and take something off of their plate so they can focus on what matters most,” the company said.
The business has been selecting people to receive a free basic house clean.
Christina Bohn, who owns Save the Stress, said they have expanded the program so it’s not just those fighting cancer. In addition to Estevan and Weyburn, which is where Save the Stress is located, they have received requests from rural communities.
To nominate someone, please send Save the Stress a message, telling them who they would like to nominate and why. All messages will be kept private.
“So far we’ve chosen everybody that’s been nominated,” Bohn said. “It’s hard to decide whose story is the most deserving, so we just give a card to everybody.”
One month they gave out five cards, and already in November, they handed out three.
Bohn said they want to help out as many people as possible in the community.
“People have been really happy. They thought it was really nice,” Bohn said.
In some cases, when the recipient has approached their family about using the gift certificate, the family member said they would pay for the cleaning, so the card could be used at a later date.
“Then they get to use it again later, and then they have actually booked other cleans from it, because they really liked having it,” said Bohn. “It’s something that’s so important right now, too, because people are not feeling well and not able to get to those appointments.”
Save the Stress can go in and get the house cleaned while the person is out of their home.
The concept was introduced before COVID-19 hit, and was put on hold for a while due to the pandemic. It recently started up again, and Bohn hopes it can continue for some time.
There is no deadline for when the cards need to be redeemed.