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Give for Good and Orange Sky joining forces to provide support to people experiencing homelessness or hardship

Following a successful one-year partnership in 2022, national charities Give for Good (Domino’s registered charity) and Orange Sky Australia have announced they are embarking on a three-year partnership to continue supporting people experiencing homelessness or hardship.

Committing a further $50,000 per year to support Orange Sky’s work in Australia’s rural and remote communities over the course of the partnership so far,

Orange Sky is the world’s first free mobile laundry and shower service to create a safe, positive and supportive environment for people experiencing homelessness who are often ignored or feel disconnected from the community.

Give for Good has supported Orange Sky’s outreach operations in the remote Western Australian community of Bidyadanga by providing funding towards a vehicle that offers a mobile laundry service to
those in need.

Since January 2022, Give for Good’s partnership with Orange Sky has helped provide the Bidyadanga community with:
• 1,068 loads of washing
• 90 volunteer shifts
• 859 hours of conversation

As a result of the renewed partnership, Give for Good hopes to provide an additional 6,250 loads of washing, 521 volunteer shifts and 4,167 hours of conversation to the remote communities in which Orange Sky operates across the country, including Bidyadanga, Wadeye in the Northern Territory’s top end, and Palm Island.

Give for Good General Manager Bronwyn Spencer said the charity is passionate about supporting rural communities and is looking forward to continuing to work with Orange Sky to make a positive impact for those in need in Australia’s remote communities.

“Over the past year, it’s been eye-opening to see the difference Give for Good’s funding has made to the community of Bidyadanga through Orange Sky’s remote operations,” Mr Spencer said.

“After seeing the impact we have had on those in need in Bidyadanga, we wanted to expand our support and help more communities that are disadvantaged or isolated due to their location.

“It’s meaningful to know we are supporting Orange Sky as they provide shower and laundry services, but it’s also very powerful to hear the stories of Orange Sky’s friends through the connection and conversation their services provide.

“It’s upon hearing these stories you realise how important Orange Sky’s efforts are, and Give for Good is proud to partner with them to help make their services possible,” Ms Spencer added.

Orange Sky CEO Lucas Patchett said the charity was thrilled to partner with Give for Good for another three years.

“Our goal to support more than 40,000 people by 2025 extends to those doing it tough in remote Australian communities,” Mr Patchett said.

Through our partnership with Give for Good supporting our service in Bidyadanga, we are getting closer to that goal daily.

“It is a privilege to partner with an organisation that shares our values of innovation and giving things crack. Together we can make even more of an impact on those in remote communities who need a helping hand, or even just a friendly face and a chat,” Mr Patchett added.

Give for Good secures much of its funding through Domino’s ‘Round Up for Charity’ initiative.

Generous pizza lovers who wish to support Give for Good’s partnership with Orange Sky Australia, along with other important Australian-based initiatives, are encouraged to round up their next Domino’s order when paying online.

For more information, please visit www.giveforgood.org.au.

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Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities with another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years of experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities.

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