Orange Sky has proudly opened the doors to an exciting new venture - our first ever Social Impact Laundromat! You can’t miss the bright orange shop front located in North Adelaide, at 80 Melbourne St

For many, ‘Orange Sky’ is synonymous with orange laundry vans. Now, we’re giving something new (without wheels) a crack - a paid laundry service that funds the service for our friends on the street. We have developed this commercial experiment as a practical way to drive more sustainable and scalable social impact.

The Melbourne St Laundromat has been a beloved staple of the North Adelaide community, washing for local residents and businesses for almost two decades. Orange Sky recently jumped in to upgrade the space and offer a new type of service - laundry with a positive impact! Funds from each wash and dry, support our friends experiencing homelessness. That means supporters using the laundromat are providing important funds that go towards our vans and pods that operate for free all across Australia!

Our free laundry and shower services, such as Sandy in Adelaide, will continue as usual to support people doing it tough. Innovation is part of our DNA at Orange Sky and continues to be the driving force behind our goal to triple our impact and help 40,000 people experiencing homelessness by 2025. 

The Adelaide Laundromat is located on Kaurna land, wrapped between the incredible Torrens River. We pay our deepest respects to the millions of footsteps, stories and connections that have existed on these lands. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners that have come before us, those who are with us and those who are yet to come.

THE ART OF CONNECTION

At Orange Sky, we believe that everyone has the ability to be a storyteller.

We all have a different perspective on what it means to belong and connect, and we want to see yours - through art.

We are calling for local artists to help us bring the Orange Sky mission of ‘positively connecting communities’ to life at our newest project, the Adelaide Social Impact Laundromat.

Help us transform a blank wall into a mural for the community to enjoy by submitting a unique piece of art that showcases what ‘connection’ means to you. Total creative control is up to you, but remember that our favourite colour is orange, and our favourite thing to do is connect with our community!

Whether you’re an experienced designer, an art enthusiast, or just want to try your hand in the creative space, we invite you to submit your work.

The blank white wall is 9m x 3.4m. The wall can be honoured with the strokes of a paint brush, the sprays of spay paint, or your design can even be printed onto wallpaper (from a high-res file submission) - let us know how your artwork would be displayed best!

The art competition opens today and closes January 31, 2022. Submit your piece through the form on the right. T&Cs apply.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our Social Impact Laundromat is located at 80 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide.

The laundromat is a paid service that fundraises for Orange Sky’s operations – supporting our friends doing it tough. Purchasing a wash at Melbourne St means that your funds are going towards our free washing and genuine conversations at our shifts.

If you are a friend doing it tough and looking for a free Orange Sky service in the area, head to our Locations page.

A wash and dry costs $6 each.

We have set up an easy to use cashless system. It’s as easy as:
1. Go to the kiosk or scan a QR code on the machine
2. Select your washer or dryer – number located on right hand side of machine
3. Pay using a wide variety of cashless systems – Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Wallet ore GPay
4. Select your wash or dry type and watch the spin begin!

Nope – we’re coin free! All washers and dryers will be cashless and powered by Tangerpay. Instructions are visible in the shop or just above!

Not yet, but we hope to do so soon! For now, this laundromat functions as usual, with the added benefit that all funds go towards supporting Orange Sky’s operations!

Nope – we’ve got the suds sorted! All machines have our special orange detergent automatically injected into the machine. Check out some more info on the detergent here.

All machines are large – 10L. These drums are ready and raring for your big blankets and sheets!

The washers are set to 36 minutes and drying is 45 minutes. You can always pull the drying out earlier if needed.

These times have been selected from our tried and tested laundry processes over the years!

Melbourne St Laundromat has six washing machines and six dryers.

24/7! As payment can be made through the onsite systems, the laundromat will be open all day, every day.

After each wash, give the machine a clean!

Yes! We are exploring more locations to expand this style of fundraising venture. If you have a location in mind for us, reach out to us at delta@orangesky.org.au

“Our team wanted to explore new ways to fuel Orange Sky’s mission. We developed the Adelaide Laundromat as a practical way for people to connect with and support our friends doing it tough. By dipping our toe in the commercial laundromat world, we have given Adelaide residents and businesses an opportunity to use a laundry service they already love, with the added benefit of donating to Orange Sky!”

Alex Urquhart

Team Delta Marketing Manager

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