The Maids of Portland, Maine

Friday, October 22, 2010

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

The Maids of Portland has just received its 2010 Toys for Tots drop off box. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October through December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to the needy children in the community. Through the gift of a new toy, The Toys for Tots Program delivers a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

The objectives of this program are to help those less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the developmentof one of our nation's most valuable resources-our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

No donations are too big or too small and will be greatly appreciated!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Thank you to The Maids of Portland and to their families and friends for participating in The Making Strides Event to benefit The American Cancer Society on Sunday, October 17th. It was a beautiful day and The Maids were proud to be part of the 3,000 people walking to make strides towards a world with more birthdays.

Thank you to the Maid's participants, because it is people like you who have been helping The American Cancer Society fight breast cancer for nearly a century. When you walked, the funds you raised save lives by helping find breast cancer's causes and cures. We proudly report that The Maids raised $250.00 dollars through generous donations towards such a worthy cause!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Here Comes The Sun!

Sit Back...


Take a Deep Breath...

And Let The Maids Brighten Your Day!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Green Cleaning:Easy on Allergies and Asthma

A good start for healthier living and reducing environmental allergy reactions is to get rid of chemicals and toxins in your home. In an average home there are 150 chemicals associated with allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological disorders. Chemicals in household cleaners can be linked with respiratory problems and asthma. It is said that one in every 13 school-age children in America has asthma! And the condition has increased 160 percent since 1980 in children younger than five years old.

Switching to green cleaners which are non-toxic and bio-degradable is healthy for you, your family and your planet. When toxins in the home are removed, problems with asthma related to the environment can diminish. When you are fighting allergies your immune system needs all the power it can get. Being in the midst of “irritants,” as most chemical cleaners warning labels read, make your body work harder to defend itself.

Most people think they need to compromise effectiveness or price with Green cleaners. That is not true. There are many to choose from now that the “Green” movement is sweeping the nation. Look for green cleaners that are concentrated so that you are not contributing unnecessary plastic to our land fills.

You can even save money while saving your health. For example, some like Shaklee’s “Get Clean line can save you up to $3000 a year! When a product is in concentrated form, the company uses fewer bottles, less packaging, etc. So it costs less…. and wastes less…. our planet likes that!

If you have someone else cleaning your home ( like The Maids ) have them use your Green products to do the job. You won’t have to come home and open all the windows to get the so-called clean chemical smell out. You also won’t have to worry about babies, small children or pets coming in contact with chemical residue on floors or surfaces like counters and sinks.Cleaning Green makes sense. If your are in harmony with nature it will be in harmony with you. Everyone wins. You, your family and your planet.