(Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida) – The Sunshine Cleaning Systems management team recently traded in their regular work clothes for garden gloves and spades for a four-hour beach restoration project led by the Youth Environmental Alliance (YEA). This sweat equity, together with a cash donation of $1,500, was invested in hands-on activities to help protect the delicate ecosystems along the beach. The group planted valuable sea oat plants, a vital vegetation that helps to preserve sand dune areas, and cleaned up the areas around the dunes.
YEA was founded in 2005 to provide programs that involve youth, companies and the community in preserving and protecting the local community’s unique ecosystems and wildlife.
Donated funds are used to underwrite programs that educate youth to become environmental stewards as well as projects — such as the Sunshine adopt a dune restoration project — that support critical habitat,
According to the organization’s Executive Director Kristin Hoss, these corporate volunteerism programs have been responsible for the planting of more than six acres of sea oats along our community’s shorelines.
“We are grateful that the Sunshine team was willing to donate their time, treasures and talents to help YEA, so that together we can protect our precious shoreline,” she said.
“Giving back to our community is at the core of our culture at Sunshine,” said Sunshine President and CEO Laura Coenen. “We were thrilled to be a part of a program that helps to protect our environment and enhance the community where our company began more than 45 years ago.”
For more information, visit www.sunclean.com or call 954-772-0884.
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 company’s growing roster of municipal clients includes the Cities of Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, 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.
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