World's First Mobile Laundry
Orange Sky Laundry, a free mobile laundry service for the homeless, was established in late 2014. Two friends, Nic and Lucas, started this service with putting two washing machines and two dryers in one van. Orange Sky has since expanded to 26 services across the country, which includes the addition of shower services and remote vehicles. Each week, these vans generate 8.26 tonnes of laundry and provide 92 showers to people in need. Most importantly though, Orange Sky volunteers have engaged in 121,520 hours of conversations to date, helping to challenge the perception of homelessness and positively connect communities all around Australia.
Richard Jay are proud to be a major sponsor and support, to the expansion, of Orange Sky Laundry vans across Australia. See Orange Sky Laundry’s special message for Richard Jay Pty Ltd. Read more about the Richard Jay and Orange Sky partnership.
The 2011 Census revealed that in Australia 105,000 people are homeless. This translates to 1 in 200 Australians, 56% of whom are male.
Orange Sky Laundry aims to:
- Connect communities
- Reduce transmission of diseases
- Limit demand on service providers
- Increase hygiene standards of the homeless
- Restore dignity
- Raise health standards
- Decrease strain on resources
- Expand to continue to help as many people as possible
- Transition the homeless back into society
See the video where Orange Sky Laundry takes you through the 2 years they have already helped the homeless people with their mobile laundry across Australia.
Richard Jay Pty Ltd is proud to support this charity as they expand nationally. Click here to view a video of a presentation at UQ’s annual TEDx event. This is a prestigious forum for Orange Sky to spread their idea amongst other innovators.
Below two video's, one where Richard Jay Pty Ltd is installing a van with Orange Sky Laundry and another one where you hear stories from the street.
First Remote Laundry for Aboriginal Investment Group possible thanks to Richard Jay
The project delivered a laundromat to the community of Barunga, as a pilot for further Remote Laundries to be provided to other communities across the NT."
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