A volunteer-led charity which provides mobile washing machines for people in need will benefit from the fundraising efforts of TasTAFE’s Client Services South staff.
The staff, based at Campbell Street and Clarence Campuses, have raised more than $4700 this year for Orange Sky laundry which washes clothes for people without a roof over their heads.
This week some of the Client Services team had the opportunity to meet Orange Sky’s Hobart Service Manager, Robyn Watts, and have a look inside the Orange Sky van which is fitted with two washers and dryers.
Ms Watts said the $4727 raised by the TasTAFE team equated to 787 washes. “That’s 15 washes a week which is a lot and makes a big difference.”
Orange Sky is run by volunteers and has vans in various locations throughout Australia. As well as giving people the opportunity to wash and dry their clothes, it also provides a catalyst for conversation with users of the service and volunteers able to sit down for a chat while waiting for the washers and dryers to do their thing.
Orange Sky is not the only charity to have benefited from Client Services South’s fundraising efforts. Since 2013, staff have chosen a different local charity to support each year raising a combined total of $20, 196! The money has been raised through raffles, chocolate sales, free dress days and selling margin tickets.
Other charities that have benefitted from the team’s fantastic fundraising efforts include Make a Wish, Heart Kids, Speak Up Stay Chatty, Riding for the Disabled Association of Tasmania.
Client Services South would like to thank TasTAFE staff for their generosity in supporting their fundraising.
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