Changing Lives One Load of Washing at a Time: Orange Sky Laundry - Hope 103.2

Changing Lives One Load of Washing at a Time: Orange Sky Laundry

Offering a free mobile laundry service to those experiencing homelessness, Orange Sky use waiting times to start up meaningful conversations.

By Georgia FreeTuesday 28 Mar 2023Hope DriveSocial JusticeReading Time: 1 minute

What would you do if you were down to your last few dollars? Would washing your clothes be a priority?

Most of us consider washing our clothes a necessity but for many experiencing homelessness that necessity becomes an unaffordable luxury. That is where Orange Sky Laundry steps in.

Orange Sky has two simple missions: free laundry and good conversation – and, one load at a time, they are changing the lives of people across the country. Operating a mobile laundry service out of bright orange vans, they can be seen at 35 locations across metropolitan and regional Australia – completing over 1600 loads of laundry a week.

However, beyond the simple act of washing clothes is the opportunity for connection – which is what Orange Sky CEO Lucas Pratchett says is making the real difference across the nation.

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Source: Supplied / Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, Orange Sky Laundry

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Listen to Lucas’ full interview on Hope Drive in the player above.

For more information on Orange Sky Laundry, including locations, volunteering opportunities and ways to support, visit their website.