Nic Marchesi, Co-founder of Orange Sky
Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness – an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. In late 2014, the boys installed a couple of washing machines and dryers in the back of their old van and visited parks around Brisbane to wash and dry clothes for free
What started as an idea to improve hygiene standards and restore dignity to people doing it tough has evolved into something much bigger and more powerful.
“We’ve learnt that although access to laundry and shower services is important, it’s the conversation and regular connection that create the biggest impact in the community. Each week, all over Australia, thousands of volunteers help to positively connect our friends doing it tough by providing access to free laundry, warm showers and genuine, non-judgemental conversation.” – Nic Marchesi, Co-Founder of Orange Sky and Chief Innovation Officer
Don’t change clothes, change lives.
What’s The Sudsy Challenge?
This September, we’re asking you not to change your clothes. Instead, keep your kit on for three days, have conversations about it, raise some funds along the way, and help change the way people experience homelessness.
The 2022 Sudsy Challenge Dates
Challenge 1: Thursday 1 September – Saturday 3 September
Challenge 2: Friday 16 September – Sunday 18 September
Challenge 3: Wednesday 28 September – Friday 30 SeptemberOR any three days in September
Find out more at: https://orangesky.org.au/