Orange Sky Australia was proud to launch its laundry van, ‘Mikey,’ in April 2017, running services all the way from Caloundra to Noosa.
Prior to Mikey, volunteers on the Sunshine Coast were custodians of our first every laundry van, ‘Sudsy,’ which started operating exactly one year earlier.
A quick trip to the Sunshine Coast will show you beautiful beaches, bustling towns, and of course, a little orange van providing laundry services to our friends on the street. Like many of our vans, Mikey holds a special place in the Orange Sky fleet and family. Our generous sponsors named the van after their late son, in hopes to carry out his charitable work. Through Mikey, our volunteers are able to positively connect the communities through non-judgemental conversations, inspiring genuine friendships with those that use our services.
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.