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LifeNet4Familes Benefits from Shine with a Purpose

(left to right) Xenia McFarling, Vice President of Programs and Operations, LifeNet4Families; Danielle Doss, Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of Broward County; Derek Auckland, Florida Operations Manager; and Melanie Geddes, Ed.D., President and CEO, LifeNet.

Sunshine Cleaning Systems provided Free disinfecting services

(South Florida) – The Broward County center where LifeNet4Families supports individuals and families in crisis is now free of germs and viruses thanks to free disinfecting services provided by Sunshine Cleaning Systems, a woman-owned regional janitorial services company based in Broward County.  LifeNet, which serves approximately 6,000 individuals and families annually, was the newest beneficiary of Shine with a Purpose, a program launched as part of Sunshine’s 45th Anniversary in partnership with United Way of Broward County to provide essential disinfecting services to deserving charities in Broward County.

“We are immensely grateful to Sunshine for this service, especially during a time when our overall concern for public health is heightened”said Melanie Geddes, Ed.D., President and CEO. “We are thrilled to be able to provide our staff and clients this extra layer of protection.”

Derek Auckland, Florida Operations Manager at Sunshine Cleaning Systems, LLC., added,

“We are proud to count LifeNet among the many charities that we have served through this important community project. It is the perfect way for us to celebrate our 45th Anniversary, but most importantly, Shine with a Purpose is our way to help charities in our own backyard.” 

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About LifeNet4Families 

Located in the heart of Broward County, LifeNet4Familes provides a wide range of essential services to individuals and families in need, including meals, access to on-site shower facilities, clothing, referrals, job readiness preparation, emergency financial assistance, and mailing address usage and mail retrieval services. The core mission of the 36-year-old organization is to provide a gateway to stability for people in Broward County experiencing hunger, homelessness and/or poverty.

About United Way of Broward County 

United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, nonprofit organization servicing Broward County for more than 80 years. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial prosperity of every person in the community. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and centerpiece of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit

About Sunshine Cleaning Systems

Sunshine Cleaning Systems was established in 1976 by Larry Calufetti, who started the company as a window cleaning company in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida. It quickly expanded to include a wide range of other commercial janitorial services to customers throughout the Southeast region. 

Among its signature offerings are comprehensive Hygienic Clean™ Disinfecting Services, full scope janitorial solutions, terrazzo floor and carpet care, window cleaning, pressure cleaning, escalator cleaning, as well as parking lot and roadway sweeping. The company earned with honors the Clean Industry Management Standards for Green Building Criteria (CIMS-GB), which is awarded by the cleaning industry’s global trade association, ISSA.  In addition, the company earned the GBAC STAR Accreditation for its own headquarters campus. Sunshine was one of the first janitorial firms in the United States to receive the designation.

Sunshine has held the contract for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for the past 35 years and provides disinfecting services for TSA and janitorial services for the Car Rental Center at the airport.  The expanding Sunshine municipality division includes the Cities of Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, Sunshine, Tamarac and West Palm Beach as well as Manatee County.

Other janitorial clients include the Broward County Main Library and Government Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, as well as K-12 schools, restaurants, retailers, offices, athletic facilities and other international airports across the region.  The company also offers window cleaning and pressure cleaning services to residential properties. 

In addition to the Fort Lauderdale headquarters, the privately held company has branch offices throughout Florida in West Palm Beach, Tampa and Sarasota; as well as in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Media Contacts: 

Jenna Auckland


Hattie Hess

United Way

954.817.6602 (Cell)