Urges Industry To Support This Program

Hamilton, OH – Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ cleaning systems, is encouraging jansan manufacturers and others in the industry to get behind and support Project WeHOPE. 

Project WeHOPE is a tax-deducible, 501c3 nonprofit organization that works with people in an East Palo Alto, CA, homeless shelter, teaching custodial skills courtesy of Cleaning Management Institute (CMI). 

Following the CMI Basic Custodial Training manual, some of the subjects taught to the homeless workers include: the Chemistry of Cleaning; Cleaning of Above-Floor Surfaces; Cleaning of Hard Floor Surfaces; Cleaning of Carpeted Floor Surfaces; and Basic Cleaning of Restrooms.

The goal of the program is to eventually provide the skills necessary for these people to become self-reliant, according to Pastor Paul Bains, founder and president of Project WeHOPE. 

Bains adds, “Project WeHOPE opened its doors in the winter of 2009 and has served hundreds [of] homeless [people] ever since” on a year-round basis.

“To assist the organization in its work, they ask for donations of cleaning tools and equipment of all kinds,” says Tom Morrison, vice president of marketing for Kaivac. “Kaivac donated one of our new battery-powered AutoVac systems along with a wand and hose kit. These can be used for cleaning hallways, gym locker rooms, restrooms, and kitchens.” 

As welcome as this machine is, Morrison says Project WeHOPE is in need of a number of things including the following:

  • Cleaning carts
  • Wet floor signs
  • Safety goggles and nylon gloves
  • Brooms, dustpans, and counter brushes
  • Buckets/wringers along with mops
  • Microfiber towels and microfiber mops
  • Dilution dispensing systems
  • A wide range of cleaning chemicals and solutions
  • Backpack vacuum cleaners
  • A carpet extractor

“This is an organization that helps people get back on their feet and lead productive lives,” adds Morrison. “That’s the kind of program Kaivac has traditionally supported, and we urge others in the industry to get involved with Project WeHOPE as well.”

More information is available at their website.

About Kaivac, Inc. 

Kaivac is the developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning systems.  Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac, Inc. delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results and outcomes while raising the value of cleaning operations and the professionalism of the worker. Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible.