Cleaning With Purpose
Catholic Charities Launches New Social Enterprise
On the surface, Aspire Cleaning Service may seem like any other commercial cleaning company. They vacuum, dust, empty the trash. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find what really sets them apart — they are a source of meaningful employment for resettled refugees.
Aspire Cleaning Service is Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ newest social enterprise. Jasmine Baudler, who previously worked as Catholic Charities’ Refugee Employment Team Lead, is the company’s manager. “I saw firsthand how eager refugees were for long-term job opportunities,” she said, “but were often limited to seasonal, temporary jobs with low wages.”
A full-service, bonded and insured commercial cleaning company, Aspire is committed to paying employees a stable wage with benefits. As a result, team members feel valued and take pride in the cleaning services that they provide for customers. “It’s challenging for businesses to find a reliable cleaning company, let alone one with a higher purpose. It gives them an opportunity to support a cleaning company trying to make a difference in the community and in the lives of refugees who are determined to overcome barriers to sustain their families,” adds Baudler.
In addition to standard office cleaning services, Aspire provides deep cleaning, floor technician work – stripping, waxing and top scrubbing. Modest revenues generated from Aspire will be reinvested into Catholic Charities’ programs and services to help those in need across our 21-county service area.
Visit the Aspire Cleaning Service web page to learn more.