(front row, l to r): Emilia Vilaire-Monchery, MS, Director Community Impact Initiatives for United Way; and Jenna Auckland, Marketing Director for Sunshine Cleaning Systems (standing l to r): Petrina Johnson, the Principal of Jack & Jill Center; Derek Auckland, Sunshine Florida Operations Manager; and Angella Schroller, Jack & Jill Center Early Education Program Director. Photo credit: Villota Photography
Sunshine Cleaning Systems provided Free disinfecting services for all classrooms
(South Florida) – Thanks to Shine with a Purpose, a partnership between United Way of Broward County and Oakland Park-based Sunshine Cleaning Systems, the classrooms at Jack & Jill Center in Fort Lauderdale were disinfected just in time for the first day of school.
Jack & Jill Center is welcoming for the first time students, kindergarten through fifth grade, to the new 24,000 square-foot Madelaine Halmos Academy. The existing facility serves children, ages six weeks through preschool, as part of is early learning program.
The classrooms were treated with Sunshine’s signature Hygienic Clean™, a treatment that disinfects, sanitizes and deodorizes high touch areas and surfaces and is 99.999 percent effective against a variety of bacteria and viruses, including MRSA/COVID-19.
Sunshine, a woman-owned regional janitorial services company, recently introduced the Shine with a Purpose initiative as part of its 45th anniversary. According to Florida Operation Manager Derek Auckland, the program will continue as an on-going community effort. “This important community project is a perfect way for us to celebrate our 45th Anniversary,” he said, “but, most importantly, it’s our way to help charities in our own backyard. What a thrill it was to know we played a part in ensuring Jack & Jill Center students were able to start their school year in a clean and safe environment.”
Principal Petrina Johnson was grateful for the gift. “Our teachers and staff have been working so hard preparing for our students,” she said. “This extra touch from Sunshine is just icing on the cake as kids learn in our beautiful new classrooms.”
For more information, visit www.sunclean.com or call 954-772-0884.
About United Way Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for more than 80 years. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts,
minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, please visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.
About Jack and Jill Center
Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. For over 79 years, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 20,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged 6 weeks though preschool, as well as an elementary school ― with a brand-new elementary facility, The Madelaine Halmos Academy, housing kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information about Jack & Jill visit www.jackandjillcenter.org
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 full scope janitorial services, solutions, terrazzo floor care, 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 served the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for the past 35 years and also provides disinfecting services for the TSA and janitorial services for the Car Rental
Center at the airport. Other janitorial clients include the Broward County Main Library and Government Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Broward College, as well as K-12 schools, restaurants, retailers, offices, athletic facilities and other international airports across the region. Sunshine’s growing municipalities division includes such clients as Manatee County, and the Cities of Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, Tamarac and West Palm Beach. 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.