Could you imagine - if it's even possible - that tonight, you are homeless. You’ve got a bag of belongings, and what ever cash you do have left, you’ll need to put towards food to survive. So if you found yourself with a few dollars left in your pocket, would you actually spend it on washing and drying your clothes? How high of a priority could that be when you’re cold, hungry, scared, and you don't know where you'll be from one minute to the next?
The 2016 census found that 116,000 Australians are experiencing homelessness. That’s one in 200 people.
Most of us don’t know what it’s like to spend a night on the street, but nearly all of us could relate to being cash strapped at one point or another. An unexpected bill, a medical emergency or maybe the breakdown of a relationship – it doesn’t take long to be in a situation where money is tight. Of the Australians experiencing homelessness, five percent are ‘sleeping rough’ and 95 percent are staying in shelters, boarding houses, temporary accommodation or severely crowded homes.
The Next Step
Join us on our mission to Positively Connect Communities. We don't have all the answers, but what we can provide is clean laundry, a warm shower and genuine conversation. You never know how a simple conversation might impact a person's life. For as little as $24, you can provide a friend on the street with a warm shower and clean laundry.
Orange Sky Australia • 2020 • 17 Dover Street, Albion Queensland 4010 • (07) 3067 5800 • ABN/Charity ID: 85890622990 • We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office
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.