THE ACT government has committed a $50,000 sponsorship to the Orange Sky Laundry Service, which provides a portable washing service to those facing homelessness in Canberra says Labor member for Yerrabi Suzanne Orr.
Ms Orr says the money will sponsor five chairs within their Canberra service and will also contribute to the cost of washing powder and costs of electricity.
Orange Sky Laundry is an Australian Charity that offers free laundry facilities for the homeless and those who are vulnerable and living on the bottom line.
“While their clothes are being washed, the service also provides an opportunity for these consumers to engage with others, and to have a positive, genuine conversation,” Ms Orr says.
“Evidence shows that when people are connected with their community their mental health and wellbeing improves significantly. The social inclusion element of this service ensures that homelessness does not mean a loss of humanity and connection.”