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Women In Distress Benefits from Shine with a Purpose

(South Florida) – Women in Distress, Broward County’s only nationally accredited, state-certified, full-service domestic violence center, was the most recent beneficiary of Shine with a Purpose, a program launched in 2021 as part of Sunshine’s 45th Anniversary. In partnership with United Way of Broward County, Sunshine provides essential disinfecting services to deserving charities in Broward County.

“The Sunshine team graciously donated this disinfecting service during a time when we continue to be diligent about the safety of the families we serve,” said Linda L. Parker, Ph.D, President and CEO of Women in Distress. “We are grateful for this valuable gift and our peace of mind.”

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

“One of the gifts for us with Shine with a Purpose is the chance to visit and learn about so many incredible charities in our community. Learning about Women in Distress was enlightening and inspiring for me and my team.”

For more information, visit or call 954-772-0884.


About Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc.

The mission of Women In Distress is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy. They are the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full-service domestic violence center serving Broward County. They offer 24-hour crisis intervention through their 24-Hour Crisis Hotline and emergency shelter, as well as counseling and support for victims and their children. In addition, they provide education and professional trainings on domestic violence and related topics in Broward County schools and in the community.

To learn more about how Women In Distress can help you or how you can help keep families safe and have a direct impact on a life affected by domestic violence, please call 954-760-9800 or visit

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 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.

Media Contacts:

Jenna Auckland


Hattie Hess

United Way

954.817.6602 (Cell)