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Relief to 400 Australians experiencing homelessness

The Lottery Office is proud to continue its support of Orange Sky with a $15,000 donation going directly to their Western Australian branch. The donation comes as a relief to those experiencing homelessness in and around Perth providing shower and laundry facilities, and genuine, non-judgemental conversation.

Since launching their Western Australian arm in 2016, Orange Sky has delivered this crucial service through their two mobile vans, Koorda and Karla, while supported by a team of incredible volunteers, giving up their time every week to help those doing it tough.

The donation specifically helps the Koorda van deliver 625 loads of laundry over 52 shifts and allows for the allocation of 208 volunteer check-ins and 417 hours of conversation.

The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said the work of Orange Sky allows people the dignity of clean clothes and shower facilities.

“Something as simple as having clean clothes and a nice warm shower can easily be taken for granted but the confidence and comfort it gives unhoused individuals is invaluable,” Ms Wood said.

“Research has shown that over 116,000 Australians are experiencing homelessness, which is one in every 200 people, so it’s imperative for Orange Sky to continue the amazing work they do.”

The Lottery Office donates a percentage of the cost of every ticket sold to charities across the country, allowing the organisation to make a positive impact on the lives of everyday Australians.

The Lottery Office urges anyone interested in donating to visit the Orange Sky website.