NIC MARCHESI OAM
The Power of Dignity
In late 2014, Nic Marchesi and his mate, Lucas Patchett, installed a couple of washing machines into the back of their old van and visited parks around Brisbane to wash and dry clothes for free. What started as an idea to improve hygiene standards and restore dignity to people doing it tough, has evolved into something much bigger and more powerful. To date, Nic and Lucas’ charity, Orange Sky, has provided Australians doing it tough with over 1.9 million kilograms of free laundry, 20,000 showers and 330,000 hours of genuine and non-judgemental conversation across 36 service locations.
Each week, all over Australia, thousands of volunteers help to positively connect those doing it tough, by providing access to free laundry, warm showers and genuine, non-judgemental conversation. In recognition for his contribution to Australian society, Nic Marchesi was awarded Young Australian of the Year and the Medal of the Order of Australia. At Human Kind, hear from Nic Marchesi on the power of dignity and respect.
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