Molly Maid Reaches 20-Year Milestone of Shining Light on Domestic Violence

Nation’s Leading Residential Cleaning Company Raises Nearly $2.5
Million since 1996 through Ms. Molly Foundation

, 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

About Molly Maid®

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
, 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
and visit
to find out more about franchising opportunities with the Dwyer Group


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