What is The Sudsy Challenge?
The Sudsy Challenge is all about raising funds and awareness so that people experiencing homelessness can access free laundry, warm showers, and genuine connections. We ask you to challenge yourself to wear the same clothes for three days, start conversations about homelessness, an raise funds for Orange Sky. By participating in the challenge, you're helping Orange Sky to provide support, care and community for our friends in need.
Why three days, and who is Sudsy?
It took Orange Sky co-founders, Nic and Lucas three days (and three sets of washing machines and dryers) to get their first laundry van, ‘Sudsy’ working. On day three, a friend named Jordan used the free mobile laundry service and taught Nic and Lucas that while clean clothes were important, it was the conversation and connection that mattered more. As such, we thought it was only fitting to hold the Sudsy Challenge over three days. You can learn more here
When is the challenge?
How long does registration and fundraising stay open?
Can I still participate if I don’t live in Australia?
Can my workplace get involved?
Of course - what a great idea! The Sudsy Challenge is the perfect activity for businesses and workplaces to get involved. Raising money for an important cause can be really rewarding and a break from the daily grind! Find out more here
What about schools getting involved?
Schools are a great place to participate in The Sudsy Challenge! Whether you get your class, year level or the whole school involved, it's a great way to start conversations and help wash away stigmas and perceptions about homelessness. Plus, raising money for an important cause is a great way to teach young people about giving back! Find out more about getting your school involved here
Can I take part outside of September?
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know when you'd like to take part to find out more!
What should I wear & does it need to be the Sudsy t-shirt?
Participants who raise $48 will receive their very own Sudsy t-shirt, but it's totally up to you what you wear over the three challenge days! Choose comfort, style or something completely crazy - the more outrageous the outfit, the more conversations you'll start about why you’re wearing it. Be sure to share your Sudsy outfit with us on socials - tag #thesudsychallenge
How do I get my very own Sudsy t-shirt?
You can get your Sudsy Challenge t-shirt by raising $48! Once you've raised your $48, your shirt will be on it's way to you soon. To allow us enough time to post your shirt, we ask that you raise the required funds sooner rather than later.
What about underwear and showering?
Look, we don't need to get involved in the finer details of things... We encourage you to set your own rules that you are comfortable with - and remember, The Sudsy Challenge is all about the conversations you start and the funds you raise - more than sticking to any rules.
I need help updating my online profile – who can I contact?
Head to the top right hand corner of the website (on desktop) or open the sidebar on mobile to login to your profile and access your dashboard, and check out the options to update your profile. If you’re having trouble, click here to contact us.
I’ve forgotten which event dates I signed up for!
That’s okay! If you log into your profile and visit your dashboard, click 'Update my Sudsy Details' and you'll be able to see which dates you have chose - and update them if you need.
How do I change which event dates I’m signed up for?
Login to your Sudsy Challenge dashboard and then head to ‘Update my Sudsy details’ and you’ll be able to update your chosen three days!
Will people who donate to me get a tax-deductible receipt?
Absolutely! Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Receipts are issued automatically to the donor after a donation is made through your challenge page.
How do people donate to my fundraising page?
Upon registering, you’ll create your own fundraising page and be provided with a unique URL. Share this with your friends and family so they can donate directly to your page!
If you choose to share this via Facebook, you may be prompted to create a Facebook Fundraiser. We recommend you do not proceed with this as any donations made through a Facebook Fundraiser cannot be attributed to your Sudsy page.
Where does the money I raise go?
What can I win?
We have a van load of awesome prizes up for grabs this year including prizes for our top individual and top team fundraisers - check out our prizes page for all the details here!
When will my Sudsy t-shirt arrive?
Is there a Sudsy van in my region?
You can check out our locations here to see if a van just like Sudsy is in your area.
I've got COVID! Can I change my Sudsy Date?
Sorry to hear that - great news is, you sure can change your dates. Login to your Sudsy Challenge Dashboard and then head to 'Update my Sudsy Details', you'll be able to view and change your Sudsy dates there.