Orange Sky (Australia) Extends its Services Mobility Through the New “Laundry Pods”

The so-called laundry pods are run by a team of Orange Sky volunteers and operate a weekly shift schedule across several regions in Australia. Following the company’s high focus on CSR and sustainability, the new mobile pods have a reduced-cost operational model, with the vision of being more accessible to operate in less-populated regions more efficiently and with simplified maintenance demands. They are situated alongside community service providers to ensure people can access multiple services in one location.

The first pod was installed at the Sarina Neighbourhood Centre, with a second pod installed at Vinnies (Mackay). They operate in five weekly shifts, two of which take place alongside the local Mercy College Brekky van (which is operated by students and staff of the College). The third laundry pod was installed in a Brisbane carpark. Together with a local partner, the laundry utilizes spaces that are commonly used and busy during the day, but at night are left vacant or empty (currently, car parks).