Orange Sky Family,
Today we are proud to announce Orange Sky Showers, and launch our first ever free mobile shower van for the homeless.
This prototype shower van has been entirely funded by the Melbourne-based Shine On Foundation and so after a trial period in Brisbane, this van will be help our homeless friends in Melbourne. Queensland Urban Utilities have committed to funding the trial in Brisbane, with the hope of inspiring further funding to secure a second shower van in Brisbane permanently.
Every night in Australia one in 200 people are homeless, and Orange Sky Showers will provide that basic human right of being clean and having a conversation. Our key aim has always been to connect the community, whether through conversation, laundry or showers.
We are so incredibly excited to provide a free shower service to our friends doing it tough in Brisbane, in locations where they feel safe and respected. Being clean restores self-esteem and confidence, but the positive conversations and interactions our volunteers provide for our homeless friends is the most important thing Orange Sky Showers can offer.
Orange Sky Showers will partner with our Orange Sky Laundry vans and other essential service providers to best connect the community.