Orange Sky Mobile Laundry - Adelaide

Orange Sky Laundry is a mobile laundry service for the homeless in Adelaide. There are two vans servicing the Adelaide and Northern regions. Peggy is Adelaide based and Sandy operates through the Northern districts

You can find an Orange Sky van at the following locations:

Monday

- Free79 Centre 379 Prospect road, Blair Athol from 11am to 2pm

Tuesday

- Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre at 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide from 930 to 12.30pm

- Mary's Kitchen 92 Jetty Road, Glenelg 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday

- Hopes Cafe Cnr The Parade and Portrush Road, Beulah Park 10.30am - 1pm

- Fred's Van Vinnies Elizabeth, Langford drive 5pm - 7pm

- Fred's Van (WYC) 13 McKinna Road, Christie Downs from 6pm till 8pm

Thursday

- Vinnies Men;s Crisis Centre at 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide from 10am to 1pm

- Elizabeth MIssion 91-93 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth 10.30am - 12.30pm

- ADRA Brahma Lodge 148 Frost Road, Brahma Lodge 6pm - 8pm

Friday

- Salvation Army Marion 155 Sturt Road, Secombe Gardens 11am - 1.30pm

Saturday

- Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre at 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide from 9am to 12pm (noon)

Sunday

- Anglicare The Arches 77 Thomas Place, Port Adelaide 11am - 1pm

- Fred's Van Salisbury 17 Whitsire Street Salisbury 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Both laundry vans, Peggy and Sandy, provide loads of washing and plenty of conversations for this community.

Orange Sky Laundry is a catalyst for conversation. In the one hour time it takes to wash and dry someone's clothes there is absolutely nothing to do but sit down on one of the 6 orange chairs and have a positive and genuine conversation between our everyday volunteers and everyday friends on the street.

Check the website for the latest locations and times.

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Parkrun

Joining a gym or a sporting club can be expensive and keeping the kids active with a regular activity that is both inexpensive and that suits everyone is hard.

Maintaining health is a key function to dealing with the stresses of life. Working all week and managing family and school commitments can be time consuming and stressful. Finding a way of keeping the family fit for free sounds too good to be true.

Park run can take the whole family out to community owned parklands to become more active and build basic fitness. Already Park Run has grown from a grassroots community physical activity and engagement into a regular must do for many families in Adelaide and some regional areas.

Starting in the UK it has quickly grown around the world and now S.A. holds regular events every Saturday morning at Aldinga Beach, Carisbrooke, Christies Beach, Clare Valley, Cleland, Edithburgh, Gawler, Goolwa, Jubilee Way, Kangaroo Island, Largs Bay, Lochiel, Mawson Lakes, Moana, Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Nuriootpa, Port Augusta, Port Broughton, Port Lincoln, Renmark, Reynella East, Strathalbyn, Torrens, Victor Harbor, West Beach and still growing. Look for one near you or become one of the volunteers and start your own.

The events are open to all and encourage people of any ability to participate. You can walk, run or just take it at your own pace and enjoy the surroundings. After completing the run you can check your time and placing or not!

You need to register online (free) and take your barcode for scanning on the day. Most agree that keeping fit is a good way to deal with stress. Doing it for free makes it even less stressful.

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