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THE MAIDS Home Services Announces Team Member of the Year

Linda Potts, a team leader of THE MAIDS Home Services in Shelby County, Ala., was recognized as the 2007 Team Member Linda Potts Photoof the Year at THE MAIDS Home Services National Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 4, 2008. Potts was chosen from among more than 3,000 employees at THE MAIDS Home Services franchises throughout the United States and Canada.

The Team Member of the Year award is designed to honor and recognize the one team member who best reflects the ideals, standards and system of THE MAIDS Home Services, a franchised residential cleaning service. The employee’s work habits, overall job performance and rapport with fellow co-workers sets him or her apart in the minds of customers, employees, managers and owners.

Potts is a six-year employee with the THE MAIDS’ Shelby County location. As a team leader since 2002, she is a working supervisor of a team of four professional housecleaners. Each team member, including Potts, has a special job to perform each time he or she visits a home: bathroom cleaning, kitchen cleaning, dusting or vacuuming. As their supervisor, Potts not only works to keep other team members on task, but also provides quality assurance for every clean. Potts’ team cleans at least 25 homes every week in the elite Liberty Park neighborhood of Birmingham.

“I enjoy stepping back and seeing the end results of my work,” said Potts. “Being able to turn ‘oh my goodness’ into ‘wow’ gives me great satisfaction.”

“Linda does not recognize the word ‘no,’” said Kathy Senseman, franchise owner of THE MAIDS Home Services in Shelby County. “She strives to go the extra mile and puts in extra hours for the benefit of the company and her customers. Linda vanquishes the competition in her relentless pursuit of the perfect clean.”

Potts is also known for her attention to detail. Customers remark that Potts routinely goes through the entire house before leaving and makes sure everything is as it should be. One regular customer said, “I can’t tell you how many times she has been on her hands and knees, combing the fringe on my rug, as she goes out the door.”

As a part of her honor, Potts received an all-expense paid trip to THE MAIDS Home Services National Convention, a plaque and a monetary gift.

The Maids Home Services provides service to the greater Birmingham area. For more information about THE MAIDS Home Services, please contact them at 205-871-9338 or visit their Web site at www.maids.com.

The Maids Supports Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Maids Home Services has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. The foundation was Carformed in 1996 to establish and expand breast cancer research labs at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama - Birmingham. Nearly $2.3 million dollars has been raised for Breast Cancer Research since the formation of this foundation.

BCRFThe Maids Home Services show their support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through purchasing and displaying the new specialty breast cancer research license plates for their fleet of yellow cars which teams use to travel throughout the city to customers' homes. The Maids Home Services' fleet now proudly displays 30 "Funding Breast Cancer Research" license plates. The cost of the special Breast Cancer Research Foundation license plates directly funds breast cancer research right here in Alabama! The license plates cost $50 each and $41.25 goes directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.

To learn more visit www.bcrfa.org.

The Maids Home Services Proudly Supports the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

ShowHouseEach year The Symphony Volunteer Council (SVC) of the Alabama Symphonic Association, Inc. sponsors the Decorators' Decorators ShowHouseShowHouse. The success of The Decorators' ShowHouse has enabled the SVC to donate over $4.5 million dollars to the Alabama Symphonic Association. Since 1988, The Maids Home Services has proudly supported the Alabama Symphony Orchestra by donating the cleaning of the Decorator's ShowHouse.

The proceeds from the Decorators' ShowHouse go toward the Alabama Symphony Endowment and the orchestra's operating budget. The association uses this donation to fund educational programs, support for the administrative staff, and host guest artists. For the past twelve years, the council has sponsored music competitions. Through this competition, over $64,000 has been awarded to musically talented high school age young adults.

Alabama Symphony OrchestraTo join this dedicated and ambitious group of music lovers, who share a passion for classical music and the continued long term success of our Alabama Symphony Orchestra, visit www.symphonyvolunteercouncil.org

For information about the 2009 Decorator's ShowHouse, visit http://www.symphonyvolunteercouncil.org/2008/default2.asp?active_page_id=130

For information about the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, visit http://www.alabamasymphony.com/showhouse.html

The Maids Supports The Cornerstone School Annual Harvest Luncheon

Cornerston Schools of AlabamaThe Maids Home Service of Birmingham is proud to be a supporter of The Cornerstone School of Alabama which provides Birmingham-area students and families with an exceptional education and training in Biblical teaching. The school is committed to academic success, development in the fine arts, faith-based character building, and service, all of which help ensure that students will be ready to contribute to meaningful change in the broader urban community. Recently, the annual Harvest Luncheon raised $16,000 to go towards accomplishing the mission and work of Cornerstone.

The Maids of Birmingham Takes Fifth Place at the 2010 Chili Cook-off

The Maids Home Services serving Birmingham was a proud participant in The Exceptional Foundation's 2010 Chili Cook-Off. Over 80 companies participated as teams gathered to make their favorite chili recipes. The Maids were honored to earn fifth place.

The Maids "HomeMaid Chili" team included Rachel, Leslie, Leann, Mike, Erica, Amber, Bailey and Cameron. Arriving on site at 7:30 a.m. for preparation, the team cooked and served 15 gallons of their home"maid" chili.

This successful fundraising event drew 6,000 participants and raised over $140,000 for the Exceptional Foundation, an organization that meets the social and recreational needs of the mentally and physically challenged individuals in the greater Birmingham Area.Exceptional Foundation

For more information visit the Chili Cook-off website at www.exceptionalchilicookoff.com or The

Exceptional Foundation at www.exceptionalfoundation.org.

The Maids Wins Grand Prize in the Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-off

Chili Cook-off  The Maids’ team cooked 30 gallons of chili and had about 8 gallons left over which was taken to First Light Women's Shelter - so the outreach extended even further.  What a great day it was! 
     The Maids is proud to support the Exceptional Foundation.  The Exceptional Foundation is a non-profit organization that began 16 years ago with five mentally challenged individuals.  The foundation’s mission is to meet the social and recreational needs of the mentally and/or physically challenged individuals in the Birmingham area. 
The program now has a year-round calendar of programs and serves over 350 individuals.  
Exceptional Foundation

The Maids is Proud to Partner with Cleaning for a Reason

 The Maids is proud to partner with Cleaning for a Reason. Cleaning for a Reason is a nonprofit organization which partners with maid services to offer free professional house cleanings to improve the lives of women undergoing cancer treatment. Each and every month The Maids donates housecleaning to two women who are undergoing cancer treatment. A recent participant expressed her appreciation in these words “I was participating in the program “Cleaning for a Reason" for women undergoing chemotherapy. I am so extremely grateful for the service you provided and for the caring attention of the women who cleaned my home. As I'm nearing the end of my year-long experience with cancer treatment, I'm taking time now to thank all who have helped me. Please continue this program. It is a godsend and The Maids are angels!” For additional information visit http://www.cleaningforareason.org

The Maids of Birmingham on Talk of Alabama

The Maids of Birmingham Participate in 2016 Chili Cook-Off

On March 5, The Maids of Birmingham’s customer service team participated in the 12th Annual Northwestern Mutual Chili Cook-Off for The Exceptional Foundation. The event is the foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. The Maids of Birmingham’s chili came in 4th place!  


This event raised over $300,000 which will go toward serving over 400 adult participants with special needs who call The Exceptional Foundation their home.


The Maids was also a Jalapeno Sponsor of the event, believing in and understanding the great need The Exceptional Foundation serves in the community.


The Exceptional Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization where individuals with special needs enjoy social and recreational activities when at age 21 they no longer find opportunities for social interaction within the school system and for school-age individuals during after school and summer hours.