There is no doubt that clean clothes make all of us feel better about ourselves. But the major impact of Orange Sky doesn’t rely on washers spinning and dryers tumbling. Yes, there’s laundry to do, but more importantly, there’s conversation to be had. To date, Orange Sky volunteers have fostered over a hundred thousand hours of conversation. They focus on creating a safe, positive and supportive community with people who are too often ignored or shunned. By providing regular, reliable access to free laundry services, and now free warm showers, Orange Sky has created a wonderful platform for compassionate, generous humans to connect with fellow humans in need.
Now hundreds of Orange Sky volunteers put aside a few hours each week to spend quality time with Australians who are experiencing homelessness. In replicating the values of co-founders Nic and Lucas, non-judgmental volunteers appearing with a humble orange van are exploding myths about homelessness and breaking down barriers in communities all over Australia. Powerful bonds have formed between our friends on the street and volunteers, all of whom have amazing stories to share.