How it all began...


In 2014, Nic and Lucas – two 20 year-old guys in Brisbane, Australia built a free mobile laundry van to help people in their community doing it tough. That van was named Sudsy…

Conversation


It didn’t take Nic and Lucas long to realise that while clean laundry was important, it was the conversation and regular connection that had the greatest impact in the lives of our friends. That’s why we pull out six orange chairs at every one of our shift locations to sit down and have a chat.

New Zealand


After growing our laundry and shower service all over Australia, we knew it was time to look across the ditch and start helping the 41,000 New Zealanders who were experiencing homelessness.

Along came Eddie...


We met Eddie in 2018 – he had his own dream to start a free mobile laundry service to help his fellow New Zealanders doing it tough. Lucky for us, he decided to jump on board Orange Sky and be part of our first ever international van!

Auckland Launch


The Hugo Charitable Trust stepped in to support our first van, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development helped us get set in New Zealand and paid for our first year of operational costs.

We launched in Auckland on World Homelessness Day, 10 October 2018. Our first wash was for a friend named Mike, you can watch his story by clicking the link below.

MIKE'S STORY

Volunteers


Eddie was the first of so many amazing people who jumped on board to support Orange Sky in New Zealand. There are now more than 50 volunteers who give up their time each week to help our friends doing it tough. 

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Community Partnerships


We are super lucky to work alongside some amazing service providers in Auckland.

Our friends have access to free mobile laundry and shower services every day of the week at 11 different shifts.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR PARTNERS

Friends


Peter


“The Orange Sky shower van takes a lot of pressure off. It's great to take some pride in my appearance and have a chat with the volunteers. Makes you feel human again.”

Kenneth


“I motivate myself everyday to get up, especially with Orange Sky here. You are part of my plans everyday. Without Orange Sky… I wouldn’t be walking around with clean clothes and I wouldn't be sleeping on clean blankets.”

Doug & Krystal


“We have been struggling with accommodation for some time and find it hard to get stability. Orange Sky coming here to the library has been so helpful. Knowing we can have a shower, have our clothes washed helps a lot.”

What's Next?


We have plans to launch four more vans in New Zealand over the next few years – but we can’t do it alone. Help us reach more people doing it tough by making a donation to Orange Sky New Zealand.

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