Orange Sky’s Geelong service kicked off in March 2018 and was Victoria’s first regional location outside of Melbourne.
The van provides free laundry and genuine conversation to people experiencing homelessness. In a fantastic example of community coming together, Orange Sky’s Geelong van was supported by the Geelong Grammar School through the fundraising efforts of students. The remainder of funds was donated by the Muir family, and the van was named ‘Bluey’ to celebrate the school’s efforts. Geelong Grammar School student Matilda von Bibra said she felt there was a need for Orange Sky’s service in the community.
“The human connection through even just a simple conversation can be enough to brighten someone’s day and make their life just that little bit easier to live. Orange Sky channels this mentality to positively impact so many people in their everyday lives, and it’s beautiful to think that it all starts with the simple act of talking.”
Our team in Geelong is proud to work alongside local service providers to help positively connect our friends in need through clean clothes and conversation.
The six orange chairs in every Orange Sky van are the most important part of our service. They are used by our volunteers and friends to connect. Each chair represents a key cost specific to the location, and through the support of these chairs, we are able to continue helping our friends.