Make Them Visible.
There are so many small things in life we often take for granted. A shower. Clean clothes. Good conversation. Imagine if tomorrow all those simple, small things were gone. Imagine that tomorrow morning you were homeless with nothing but a small bag of possessions and a few dollars in your pocket. Those simple, small things would become luxuries. The value of a shower, clean clothes, and a conversation with a friend would mean more than ever before.
Potterhead Running Club is thrilled to announce our Charity Partner for Event Six is Orange Sky Australia…our very first Australian Charity Partner!
The mission of Orange Sky Australia is to provide a platform for every day Australians to connect through a regular laundry and shower service via a fleet of 29 vans all over Australia. Their focus is on creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored or who feel disconnected from the community. Their volunteers are not social workers or experts on homelessness — they are empathetic listeners and great conversationalists.
Our goal with Event Six is to fund 200 shifts across Australia that will provide laundry, showers, and conversations for thousands of friends living tough!
Watch this video about how Orange Sky Australia was founded and has grown, and check back here tomorrow at 12:00 Noon EDT for the reveal of Event Six!