Our weekly impact in Bundaberg

Orange Sky celebrated the launch of their 38th service by introducing a laundry pod to the community of Bundaberg in October 2023.

Data from the 2021 Census has revealed that homelessness in Bundaberg has increased by 17.9% since 2016 (ABS, 2021). The increase in homelessness resulted in heightened demand on support services in the region, being one of the key reasons we set our sights on Bundaberg, aiming to help support the growing number of locals experiencing hardship.

Usually delivering our services via iconic bright orange mobile vans, the Bundaberg community welcomed a different laundry asset type, an original invention by our innovation team – a ‘Laundry Pod’.

Through the support of the Minderoo Foundation providing partial funding for the service, and working hand-in-hand with the Angel’s Community Group and the local Bundaberg community, we are excited to launch a new Orange Sky service to support our friends doing it tough in the region.

The Orange Sky laundry pod is stationed at the Angels Mini Mart, a social enterprise run by Angels Community Group, a space that brings together community groups and service providers, offering a unique opportunity to work collaboratively and impact the Bundaberg community, enabling access to multiple resources and services in one place.

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Orange Sky is grateful to play a role in positively connecting the community of Bundaberg since 2023.

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Orange Sky acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land across Australia. We pay our respect to Ancestors and their descendants who hold a continued cultural and spiritual connection to the land, seas and community and would like to recognise and uphold Indigenous knowledges and contributions of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are committed to working together to create a positive future through our Reconciliation Action Plan.