Cleanstart’s Non-Profit Community Initiative 

We are all part of communities larger than ourselves, and being involved with that community is important. At Cleanstart, we value giving back to our community and are always looking for ways to offer special discounts and/or free services to our local-non-profit companies.  We believe that giving back to the place you call home helps to unite the community and bridge some of the social, economic, and political gaps.

We also believe that a successful business is defined by much more than their annual profits, the products they sell or the services they offer. We want to engage with our community, contribute to the greater good, and create a culture of caring that resonates throughout everything we do. That is why we have made it our goal for 2020 and beyond to help our local non-profits “spiff” up their facilities.

Giving back to our community is highly important to the mission of Cleanstart. If you are a local non-profit business and would like free services, we would like to hear from you! Please reach out to us and ask about our initiative for helping non-profit local businesses.

We have recently donated our time and resources to several amazing local non-profits that align with our values,: Ali’s Prom Project, Kitsap Immigrant Assistance CenterLakewood Playhouse, and The Pathway Church:

Ali’s Prom Project 

Ali’s Prom Project is a unique Tacoma based boutique staffed by all volunteers. Their inventory is 100% donation-based of new and gently-used formal wear. Ali’s Prom Project is committed to ensuring the opportunity for every teen to attend the prom and other memorable events feeling confident, empowered, and beautiful regardless of financial and personal circumstances.  

For its first two years in operation, the project served primarily youth in foster care. However, in 2018, Ali’s Prom Project expanded to serve all low-income, foster, and homeless youth in need of assistance. They are always looking for volunteers to join in the boutique as a personal stylist, make-up artist, hair-stylist, and to help sort and merchandise new donations. 

Alison Joseph Is the Executive Director and Founder of Ali’s Prom Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (EIN 84-3386330). If you would like to make a financial donation to Ali’s Prom Project, please visit their website. All donations are fully tax-deductible. 

Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center 

Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC) is an organization committed to the well-being of immigrants and the development of a rich multicultural community. They work to empower, educate, and integrate immigrants through advocacy and social justice. KIAC’s goals include uniting families, protecting the vulnerable, and encouraging civic participation. Services are made possible by the dedication and effort of volunteers.

“At KIAC, we recognize the worth and dignity of all people. We believe that change starts at the local level. We work in the West Sound region on behalf of immigrants to assure justice for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or immigration status. Through our work and through our voices, we stand with members of our community who have been directly impacted by oppressive and unjust systems. And we will continue to work for change.”

KIAC is located at 3627 Wheaton Way, Bremerton 98310 (at the back of the building). KIAC would love to discuss how you could be part of their team, either through direct client service, organizing behind the scenes, or advocating for immigrants in your circles. If you would like to explore getting involved, you can contact KIAC at volunteer@kitsapiac.org.

Lakewood Playhouse

Lakewood Playhouse creates engaging and entertaining theatre celebrating the human experience through the stories that we all tell. Founded in 1938, Lakewood Playhouse currently has a 180-seat theatre in the Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan area, at the Lakewood Towne Center. Lakewood Playhouse is committed to the community.

They provide children and families with wonderful, meaningful opportunities including youth theatre summer and winter break camps, youth and adult theatre education classes, and seasonal productions. Lakewood Playhouse Managing Artistic Director is John Munn.

Investing in the Lakewood Playhouse is an investment that directly serves the community.  Lakewood Playhouse is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit – so all donations are probably tax-deductible. Individuals and corporations can donate to the Friend’s Fund by visiting their website.

The Pathway Church

A message from The Pathway Church:  “The Pathway is a small church with a big dream! We want to take God’s love and share God’s hope— the hope of JESUS— with all our neighbors in and around the city of Tacoma. How do we do that? The short answer is Intentional Community. The people of The Pathway have decided, and are renewing the decision every day, to live life on purpose. We are intentional about loving of God, intentional about loving and serving each other, and intentional about loving and serving our neighbors. We get it wrong a lot! But we’re trying to get it right together!

We have 2 pastors— Bobby Higginbotham & Jason Downing, but the heart and soul of our church are the people we call partners they are the people who are The Pathway church! We are navigating the pandemic on a week-by-week- basis. Currently, we are meeting in a modified fashion on Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am, at Carpe Diem Academy (4501 6th Ave., Tacoma 98406) Everyone is welcome to join us in-person or on our Livestream (www.thepathwaytacoma.com). No matter who you are or what you believe, if you need help – we’re here for you and will help in any way we can (Bobby@thepathwaytacoma.com).

Giving Back to Our Community  

Now more than ever, companies are making an effort to give back to the communities they are part of. Getting involved by volunteering time and/or contributing financially are ways we can show our appreciation and make our community an even better place to live and work. If you are a local non-profit and would like free services, please reach out to us and ask about our initiative for helping our non-profit local businesses. Give us a call at (253) 921-2593 or you can get in touch here. 

Cleanstart has over 25 years of experience in the commercial cleaning and janitorial industry. We provide quality cleaning and janitorial services in the following areas: