Orange Sky Australia is committed to providing access to clean clothes, warm showers and genuine, non-judgemental conversation for all Australians. In remote communities, access to laundry services can be limited and cost prohibitive. To support this, Orange Sky works alongside remote communities to build impact through free laundry, local employment and local partnerships.
Our weekly impact in Yuendumu
Orange Sky launched our twelfth remote service in Yuendumu, NT in February 2023.
Yuendumu sits on the edge of the Tanami Desert, approximately 350 kilometers north west of Alice Springs. Home to the Warlpiri people, Yuendumu is well known for its vibrancy, and rich history of culture and art.
Yuendumu has a fluctuating population of approximately 1,000 people, and it is estimated that 44% reside in inadequate or overcrowded housing. Access to health hardware is a significant challenge in this remote community.
In partnership with the Central Desert Regional Council, Orange Sky provided one of our bright orange solar-powered remote laundry vehicles, fitted with three washing machines and three dryers. This not only offers locals a safe space to connect and do their washing – for free – but also employment opportunities to become part of the team to operate the laundry service.
We are thrilled Orange Sky can play our part in supporting the mob in Yuendumu.
Orange Sky in Yuendumu
Orange Sky is grateful to play a role in positively connecting the community of Yuendumu since 2023.
Yuendumu is currently unfunded
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