ANN ARBOR, Mich. - September 08, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Molly Maid, the nation’s leading residential cleaning company, has reached 20 years of supporting victims of domestic violence. In 1996, Molly Maid Founder David McKinnon established the Ms. Molly Foundation, a nonprofit organization striving to increase public awareness of domestic violence and providing assistance to local shelters and agencies, supporting more than 140 each year.
Molly Maid is the only residential cleaning franchise to create a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since the foundation’s inception, it has raised nearly $2.5 million for local shelters that support victims in the communities Molly Maid serves.
Each October, the franchise system comes together in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the Ms. Molly Making a Difference Drive. Local Molly Maid offices collect funds and personal care items to donate to community shelters and agencies. In addition, franchise owners donate a portion of every house cleaning to the cause, actively supporting the Ms. Molly Foundation.
“One in four women are affected by domestic violence. We believe everyone deserves to feel safe in their own home,” said Meg Roberts, president of Molly Maid. “We hope to empower our communities through the Ms. Molly Foundation to stop the cycle of violence in the home. Due to the incredible support of our franchisees, customers, vendors, board of directors and home office team, we expect to exceed the $2.5 million milestone following this year’s drive.”
For more information about the Ms. Molly Foundation or to donate, visit www.mollymaid.com/about-us/ms-molly-foundation.aspx.
Molly Maid® is a residential cleaning franchise that cleans more than 1.7 million homes annually. Founded in 1979 and franchising since 1984, Molly Maid established the Ms. Molly Foundation to raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence in 1996. Currently, more than 450 Molly Maid units are operating in the United States alone, with an additional 200 operating throughout Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, England and Portugal. Molly Maid has consistently ranked high in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 listing and has been the recipient of numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes. Molly Maid is part of Dwyer Group, a holding company of 11 service-based franchise businesses operating under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK and Portugal), ProTect Painters®, and Rainbow International®. For more information, visit the Molly Maid website at www.mollymaid.com and visitwww.leadingtheserviceindustry.com to find out more about franchising opportunities with the Dwyer Group brands.
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