A Partnership awash with success
Constant improvement, being reliable and encouraging innovation have always been important company values that Richard Jay utilises when working with staff, clients, industry partners, government bodies and community organisations. Just as we’ve pioneered many laundry firsts in Australia, we also like to stand beside people who share our patriotic support in making our nation a better place. This is exactly why we choose to work with community bodies, hospitals, aged care facilities and our defence forces in providing tailored laundry solutions by listening to their unique needs in servicing crucial areas of our society.
When you hear a great idea there’s no shying away from it, so when Nic and Lucas approached us in 2014 to support their innovative community initiative, we were all ears. What a fantastic concept! To offer a free mobile van laundry service for the homeless and underprivileged in cities and regional areas. To be honest, at first we thought it couldn’t be done with the laundry machines subject to the unpredictable rigours of daily driving – but where there’s a will, there’s a way. So together, with some help from our resourceful engineers and research and development team, we helped build the first, fully functional mobile laundry in a van. A very proud day for all the team at Richard Jays in helping a pipedream of hope cycle into a living reality.
And so, Orange Sky laundry was born. Today Orange Sky has more than 750 volunteers and 15 laundry vans across our nation with further expansion plans bubbling along in the background.
We continue to support the unrelenting passion of the award-winning Orange Sky team in their pursuit to promote a clean and dignified daily existence for those who need a little helping hand in life.
We donate all the commercial-grade washers and dryers, dispensing equipment, technical back up and spare parts for the vans nationally, as well as maintenance when required. Adding to this basket, we also like to promote Orange Sky in our own unique way to help spread the word on the visionary work they – and their volunteers – undertake in the suburbs and streets of all of our capital cities and many regional areas.
Richard Jay is a wholly Australian and family owned company that upholds the principles of professional respect and integrity backed by a moral belief to practice an ethical social stance. This Orange Sky partnership offered the perfect personification for our business vision by assisting with in the community to ensure fresh clean linen is available to everyone. And that is why we say “Laundry Matters” - to each and every one of us.