ISSA Charities


ISSA Charities, a Division of ISSA

ISSA Charities™ is the charitable and philanthropic arm of ISSA and the worldwide cleaning industry. A 501(c)(3) organization, ISSA Charities’ mission is to make the world a cleaner, healthier, better place to live by sponsoring, funding, and operating charitable and social programs directly connected to the cleaning industry. Our Signature Charities are changing the way the world views cleaning: Cleaning for a Reason provides professional home cleaning for cancer patients; the ISSA Hygieia Network advances women, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cleaning industry; and ISSA Scholars supports youth with scholarship aid and seasonal internships. To learn more about ISSA Charities and to make your own donation, visit

Cleaning for a Reason

An ISSA Charity

Cleaning for a Reason is a signature ISSA Charity nonprofit organization that offers free home cleaning to cancer patients in the United States and Canada. Our goal is to remove the burden of cleaning and allow those recovering from cancer surgery, in active treatment, or in hospice to focus on their health and spending valuable time with loved ones. Since its founding in 2006, Cleaning for a Reason has served over 43,000 patients, donated cleanings worth more than $14.1 million, and partnered with over 1,200 residential cleaning companies.

Please stop by and visit Cleaning for a Reason at the ISSA Charities booth on the show floor, W-6048.


Residential Cleaning Awards & Evening Roundtables

ARCSI, a Division of ISSA and Cleaning for a Reason, An ISSA Charity, welcomes you to spark discussions with your industry peers during the jam-packed Evening Roundtables event.

The evening will begin with a Residential Cleaning Awards Program. ARCSI, will present its Professional Image Awards. Cleaning for a Reason joins the celebrating as they recognize their Top 100 Cleaning Partners in 2020 for most cancer patients served!

Following the awards program, we will host our annual roundtable discussions, formatted in an energizing question and answer session to get you thinking about your business operations. Each table will have a pre-selected moderator that will lead and guide the discussion. The event is comprised of three sessions, with a 15-minute break between each session. Get Ready to come with questions, concerns and challenges and leave with answers!

ISSA Scholars

An ISSA Charity

Made possible by the generous contributions of ISSA-member companies and individuals, ISSA Scholars helps individuals fulfill their dreams of higher education. Since 1988, ISSA Scholars has provided nearly $4 million in financial aid to over 1,000 college and university students.

By allowing students to pursue and focus on their studies, ISSA Scholars aims to relieve the burden of tuition and introduce a new generation to the growing opportunities within the worldwide cleaning industry.

ISSA Hygieia Network

An ISSA Charity

ISSA Hygieia Network is an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry. Our mission is to provide the programs, tools and support that enable all women in the cleaning industry to accelerate their careers and achieve their full potential. Our vision is to make the industry one, in which, women actively choose careers because of unparalleled inclusiveness and the development and advancement opportunities they can access. Companies with gender-diverse leadership teams foster creativity, innovation, and are 21% more likely to outperform on profitability.

Please stop by and visit ISSA Hygieia Network at the ISSA Charities booth on the show floor, W-6048.


Education & Events

Keys to Driving Your DE&I Strategies

Following the events of 2020, organizations across the cleaning industry are attempting to advance DE&I strategies, create more inclusive cultures, address inequities within their systems, and cultivate a more diverse workforce – specifically around gender and ethnicity.

The big question is how do you do that, and where do you start? Join us for an open and honest conversation about what is working, what has not, and how to sustain meaningful impact for teams and businesses alike.

ISSA Hygieia Network Awards Reception

Tuesday, November 16 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

ISSA Hygieia Network’s awards reception will feature networking with industry leaders as well as Hygieia’s annual recognition awards, which include Rising Star of the Year, Member of the Year and Company of the Year.  With over 700 people attending the event in 2019, it is sure to be one of the most well-attended and impactful events at ISSA Show North America 2021.