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Imagine that tonight,
you are homeless

You have a bag of belongings and with what little cash you have, you need to buy food to survive – for yourself and the children you sit beside. If you had a few dollars in your pocket, would you spend it on washing and drying your clothes?

This is the reality for 1 in 200 Australians and is the reality that could affect any one of us.

For people doing it tough, between hope and possible, there’s a bridge. The bridge is you and I and Orange Sky.

Van Progress

Keep the vans moving, the showers running, the conversations flowing.

116,000 people in Australia experience homelessness.

That’s 1 in every 200 people.

Two mates, 6 orange chairs

Orange Sky was founded by two mates from Brisbane, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. On a mission to build a safe and supportive environment for our friends doing it tough, they launched Orange Sky to provide a regular laundry and shower service but most importantly, connection and conversation.

Every day, they pull out 6 orange chairs around Australia and facilitate genuine and non-judgmental conversations. The 6 orange chairs are the bridge to human connection for people who are too often ignored and disconnected from the community.

Orange Sky’s impact

Orange Sky operates 220 shifts across 22 locations every week around Australia.

To date, they’ve provided 81,655 loads of washing, 6,010 warm showers and most importantly, 137,778 hours of genuine and non-judgmental conversation.

These holidays, support us to drive 100,000 more hours of human connection for people doing it tough.

Get involved

Help Orange Sky drive 100,000 hours of genuine conversation
these holidays.

Sign up for one of the most important jobs at Orange Sky. Sign up now to get seated on 1 of 6 orange chairs to connect with our friends in need.

Humans of Orange Sky – Their stories

Between experiences of homelessness & human connection,
there’s a bridge.

Cisco and Orange Sky are building the bridge to human connection, together. Through IoT, networking and collaboration, Orange Sky continue to increase the speed and productivity of their operation and their ability to pioneer their world-changing vans, positively connecting communities all over.