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Auckland is home to Orange Sky New Zealand’s first ever hybrid laundry and shower van, launched on World Homelessness Day on October 10, 2018. It is named ‘Hugo’ after the Hugo Charitable Trust, who made the generous donation to help us bring our laundry and shower service to Auckland.

The Hugo Charitable Trust was established in May 2017 by Maryanne Green, the eldest daughter of New Zealand/Irish philanthropist and businessman the late Hugh Green, known in Ireland as Hugo. Maryanne set up the Hugo Charitable Trust to continue Hugh’s philanthropic legacy of giving back to the people of New Zealand. The Hugo Charitable Trust is proud to be Orange Sky New Zealand’s inaugural van partner.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development also supported Orange Sky’s first year of operational costs, allowing us to expand across Auckland and reach thousands of people currently doing it tough.

With the support of volunteers and some amazing local service providers, Orange Sky New Zealand is helping to positively connect friends on the street in Auckland through free laundry, warm showers and genuine conversation.
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