Corporate Social Responsibility

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Here at Adairs, we love and appreciate the safety of a home. Currently there are 116,000 people in Australia and 41,000 people in New Zealand experiencing homelessness.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Orange Sky, who are helping to positively connect people experiencing homelessness through free laundry, safe hot showers, and most importantly, genuine non-judgmental conversation.

Orange Sky also assists people who are affected by temporary homelessness through natural disasters, such as cyclones, floods, bushfires, and earthquakes.

From humble beginnings in 2014 when they operated one van with two washers and dryers in a park in Brisbane, Orange Sky now service over 300 locations across Australia and New Zealand with a network of 33 vans and over 2,000 volunteers. Vans are based in metropolitan, regional and remote locations, where anyone who wants to use their service can do so freely, without assessment or judgment.

Adairs supports Orange Sky in a number of ways:

  • Adairs team members across all levels of the company are given the opportunity to volunteer with Orange Sky in locations across Australia and New Zealand
  • All profits from the sale of Adairs in-house designed reusable totes (introduced to replace single-use bags) go to Orange Sky 
  • Adairs collects donations made via in-store donation boxes

To date Adairs has provided financial and team support equivalent to 48,590kg of clean laundry, 2,429 safe hot showers and 4,859 hours of conversation to our friends experiencing homelessness.