Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer and the Treacy House Captains
Treacy House Friendship Group | Orange Sky Laundry
Orange Sky Laundry - the House Friendship Group for Treacy House - is the world’s first mobile laundry and shower service for the homeless. Founded in 2014, two Old Boy Treacy House captains, Lucas Patchett and Nic Marchesi, started the company in their first year out of Terrace. Orange Sky started with a single van in Brisbane and have since expanded across the nation with the support of Treacy House and many generous donators. The most recent addition to the fleet, “Laurie” is the flagship van of the Orange Sky Showers Initiative.
In support of our friends at Orange Sky, Treacy last week enjoyed their annual Treacy Fair. This initiative is part of our ongoing support of Orange Sky and offers each Tutor Group in Treacy the chance to create and run their own stall. The Treacy boys collectively raised just under $1300, contributing to our goal of $4000 this year. Mr Hawthorne’s Tutor Group, Treacy A, raised just under $500 with their ‘Lob a Choc’ game.
As a further fundraiser for our House Friendship Group, every Treacy student was given the mission to assemble a collection of toiletries – necessities in life which most of us take for granted. This was a practical fundraiser so the Treacy men can see the direct affect their contribution has on our homeless friends. These toiletry bags go together with the successful launch of the Orange Sky Showers Initiative, and are a great way for Treacy House to help their community.
Members of Treacy House also participated in the annual Bridge to Brisbane on Sunday. The aim of this initiative was to raise awareness for Orange Sky Laundry by pushing mobile washing machines along the 5km course. It was an excellent opportunity for the boys to promote this wonderful organisation to the public.
Treacy House Captains - Joseph Cappello, Xavier Clark, Nick Lawrence and Daniel Smethurst.