The Making a Difference Award gives the Ms. Molly Board of Directors the opportunity to recognize a Molly Maid business that best embodies the beliefs of our foundation. A Molly Maid business that has strong roots in the community and helps families in need who are affected by domestic violence. The Inaugural Award was presented in 1997 to the MOLLY MAID in Nashville, TN and it has been given out annually at the Molly Maid Convention to a deserving business. The last five winners include:
- Molly Maid of St. Louis, supporting ALIVE in St. Louis, MO
- Molly Maid of SE Lake & NE Cook Counties, supporting A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center in Zion, IL
- Molly Maid of Greater Clear Lake, supporting Bridge over Troubled Water in Webster, TX
- Molly Maid of LaVerne, supporting House of Ruth in Claremont, CA
- Molly Maid of, Chesterton & Hobart, supporting the Caring Place in Valparaiso, IN
IFA's Enduring Impact Award
On Sept. 5, 2018 the International Franchise Association's (IFA) Foundation announced the winners of its fourth annual Franchising Gives Back Awards, who were honored at an awards dinner on Sept. 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Established by a generous donation from Roark Capital Group, Franchising Gives Back salutes the best, most innovative community leaders and charitable programs nationwide.
"The economic footprint of franchising is very big, but, in many ways, the social footprint of franchise businesses in thousands of communities, impacting our neighbors and customers in very personal ways, is even bigger," said Steve Romaniello, CFE, managing director, Roark Capital Group. "Since we launched the Franchising Gives Back program in 2015, IFA members have donated more than $245 million and 2.3 million hours to non-profit organizations."
The Enduring Impact Award: Molly Maid benefiting Ms. Molly Foundation
Each year, Molly Maid spearheads their annual "Making a Difference Drive" to support victims of domestic violence. Molly Maid chartered the Ms. Molly Foundation in 1996 and has since raised more than $2.8 million for over 120 shelters, safe houses, and domestic violence agencies across America. Approximately 80 percent of locally owned and operated Molly Maid franchise offices raise and donate funds and collect personal care items to donate to local community safe houses and agencies.