Our impact in Auckland

Hours of Conversation

Washes

Showers

Volunteers

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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Our impact in Wellington

Orange Sky’s second New Zealand van was launched in Wellington on 2 October, 2019. ‘Hudson’ is supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Wellington City Mission, and will provide free laundry, warm showers and genuine conversation to people doing it tough.

Eddie was our first ever volunteer in New Zealand and has been instrumental in growing the service across Auckland and now into Wellington. He is passionate about helping our friends and making sure they have the opportunity to feel connected and part of a community.

“We’re just here to help people like we’ll help our mates. I was talking to a guy that said that ‘this is the first person that I’ve spoke to in five weeks.’ We could never really understand how lonely it is for people living homeless in the city, surrounded by people everyday and to not talk to someone for five weeks.

I feel like that would be the pinnacle of loneliness and I couldn’t imagine anything worse than that. So when we say crisis, a homelessness crisis, it’s not just numbers. These are people that we’re talking about.”
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