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From Compostable Towels to Maintenance Services Co-Ops

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From maintenance services co-ops to compostable towels and non-profit housekeeping services, these cleaning-focused social businesses use cleaning -- either products such as soaps or a range of services -- in order to reach their social goal. The social aspect ranges, too.

CLARITY, for instance, is a social enterprise that works with people with disabilities in order to offer employment, training, skills and job opportunities. [ TOP LIST TEXT CUTTOFF 432]


In Portland, Maine, there's Hour Exchange, which has been around since 1997. They do a sort of skill exchange service with their volunteers and dental cleaning is one example of the way in which they foster community and a system of reciprocity in order to counter the high unemployment and underemployment rates that exist in the city. Stats for 8 Cleaning-Focused Social Businesses Trending: Older & Mild
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