In October 2014, two best mates had a crazy idea to put two washing machines and two dryers in the back of a van, to wash and dry clothes for free. Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, awarded the 2016 Young Australians of the Year and the 2020 Order of Australia Medal, founded Orange Sky – a world-first, free mobile laundry and shower service for people experiencing homelessness.
Since starting in 2014, Nic and Lucas have shared the Orange Sky story with people all across the world. Some partners include: QBE, Google, REA, oOh! Media, IAG, Tourism Australia, Harcourts, NAB and Veolia.
Orange Sky’s mission is to positively connect communities, and an important part of that is telling our story and spreading awareness through the power of a conversation. Partner with us for a speaking event today and help us continue to support the over 116,000 Australian’s experiencing homelessness.
Choose from three topics and invite Nic & Lucas to present to your staff, customers and clients.
The Power of a Conversation
In October 2014, two best mates had a world-ﬁrst idea - providing a free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness. On a mission to improve hygiene standards, Nic and Lucas, the 2016 Young Australians of the Year and Order of Australia Medalists stumbled on something much bigger and more signiﬁcant – the power of a conversation.
This is the perfect talk for anyone who is looking to position their organisation as one that is purpose led, values driven and wants to motivate and inspire their employee or customer base around the art of the possible.
The Power of Innovation to Do Good
During this time of uncertainty, it has become clearer than ever the importance of conversation & connection. On a mission to connect people experiencing homelessness through just that - hear how Nic & Lucas are leading the Orange Sky team through this experience.
This is the perfect talk for anyone who is looking to inspire and reinvigorate their employees or customers during a difficult and challenging time.
The Power of Technology to Connect Communities
Five years on and 1.4 million tonnes of washing later - Orange Sky have been able to design, build and grow a web app that enables the organisation to effectively and efficiently deliver its mission to positively connect the community. With some help from Google, Orange Sky is now providing this tech to other NFPs to help them amplify their impact.
This is the perfect talk for anyone who is looking to foster a culture of innovation, disruption and creativity amongst their employees or customer base.