Spread Kindness. Not Clutter.
We here at Clean Lines love what we do...changing lives is pretty magical! And we truly wish that our little company could help everyone. So as a start, we would like to begin a new program to give back and spread a little kindness. Twice a year we will donate a virtual consultation, 5 hours of professional organizing, and $500 of product to someone who could really use the help. All you have to do is fill out the form below to be considered.
Lesley and Jessica in her gorgeous new pantry.
Our first recipient for 2022 is Jessica, and she just so happens to be the inspiration for this initiative. Jessica and I met at The University of Mary Washington, sophomore year in the Education Program. We were roommates our senior year and kept in touch since our graduation in 2000. Jessica reached out about organizing, but it just wasn't in the cards for last year. That's when I decided I wanted to help. Not only did her pantry need a major overhaul, but as someone in an often thankless job,, I felt she just needed, and deserved, a big thank you in her life. Jessica has been teaching elementary school for an astounding 22 years! As a former 3rd grade teacher that only lasted 3 years...I can attest to the strength, dedication, and devotion of this woman.
While teaching, Jessica has been through enough to make your heart break. After going to doctor after doctor for 8 years, she was finally diagnosed with a very rare type of ovarian cancer- Sertoli-Leydig. She has been through 3 surgeries including a hysterectomy. After being in remission, she was faced with a breast cancer scare and lumpectomy this past fall.
But throughout all the years of constant worry and doctors appointments, Jessica's bright spot was meeting her wife Dawn in 2017. Dawn is also in education and specializes in Special Ed. These two tremendous women are also helping Dawn's mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
I know it's been very difficult to remain positive, but Jessica is working through it with Dawn and their two adorable pups, Bentley and Winston. They love to travel, especially to the beach, and take their dogs on hikes. I'm so happy that I was able to play a part in saying thank you to someone who has been through so very much.
Jessica, we hope your new pantry brings you much joy for years to come! Thank you for all that you have given over the years to so many students. You are amazing!
Lots of love,
Lesley and the Clean Lines Organizing Team