Retail giant doubles donation.
With more than 1 in 200 Australians sleeping homeless this winter, The Good Guys will be doubling its donation to Orange Sky Laundry – a free mobile laundry service for the homeless – through the sale of all laundry products until June 30, 2016.
The Good Guys Chairman, Andrew Muir said, “Those in our community that sleep rough each night often go without essential services that many of us take for granted. The lack of these basic necessities is particularly felt during the cold winter months which is why we want to help make sure they at least have access to clean, dry clothes.”
“In just 18 months of operation, the Orange Sky Laundry initiative has washed a staggering 122,000kg of laundry and facilitated over 30,000 hours of genuine and non-judgmental conversations. As a national partner, we are passionate about helping Orange Sky Laundry to expand their service even further.
“Every $6 we donate to Orange Sky Laundry enables them to do another load of washing so we are aiming to fund over 800 additional loads of washing for people living without a home this winter,” Muir explained.
Founded by 2016 Young Australians of the Year, Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, Orange Sky Laundry is a grassroots program which provides facilities for homeless people to wash and dry their belongings, helping to raise health standards and restore respect.
“The Good Guys is passionate about strengthening the communities in which we operate by partnering with local community organisations that provide essential support to those in the community who need it most,” Muir concluded.