WHAT IS ORANGE SKY?
Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homeless – an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates. Each week, all over Australia, thousands of volunteers put other parts of their life aside for a few hours to positively connect with friends on the street. Over the past three years, Orange Sky has completed over 570,000kg of laundry and provided more than 3,300 showers to people in need. Most importantly though, volunteers have engaged in more than 100,000 hours of conversations, helping to positively connect communities across Australia.
FOR FRANKIE + ORANGE SKY
Orange Sky Australia had the opportunity to be part of US web series Returning the Favor, helping to build and deliver a laundry van to Adahlia Nix of For Frankie. Adahlia runs a free laundry service for people in need in Greenville, South Carolina. It was her dream to one day own a mobile laundry van and we were thrilled to be part of making it happen. Our co-founder, Nic spent five days in Texas helping to build the van before driving it across the country to Greensville. We know the potential of this mobile laundry van to positively connect communities and we’re excited to be exploring further expansion opportunities in the US.