Mobile Showers Sydney

$39,465 of $132,000 goal

Raised by 378 people in 1 month
The Sydney Mobile Shower Bus has been Grounded!

It's a sad day for our street friends in Sydney. After operating for 2 years, providing over 3000 hot showers and helping many people acquire support and accomodation, our days of restoring dignity have come to a halt (temporarily if we get the support needed). 

Pictured you can see our Mobile Shower Bus on the back of a tow truck after the engine blew up in transit from one location to another. 

When our friends at the second location found out what happened people were gutted. One young girl (who is a regular patron) relies on the service so much that not being able to shower has impacted her ability to study. Every Thursday she has been attending a bookkeeping course that would eventually help her get employment, our Shower Service was the only place locally available and now she is struggling to attend feeling dirty and looked down upon so the studies have paused. 

This is only one example of how important our service is and the fact that there are many people who rely on the service for many reasons on a daily basis.

The ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistic) released the Census figures yesterday and Homelessness has risen by  14% in Australia.

In Sydney homelessness has risen by 37%

UPDATE: After lots of research we have been educated that bus engines are not the cheapest thing to replace, nor is it the most reliable solution, while we decide the best long term solution for our street friends we have included the cost to replace the vehicle as an option. The last thing we want to do is fix the bus and then have ongoing concerns that cost $$$ so we are choosing to be wise with public funding, we want your $$$ to provide the best long term solution.

Below is a breakdown of the costs:

Total Labour - $6988.80

Total Parts / Other - $22168.54

Towing Costs - $1600.00

Sub Total - $30757.34

Total Including GST - $33,833.07

Quote is available upon request, the system would not let us upload it - unfortunately!

New Vehicle Option = $132,000

A new vehicle will last over 20+ years, below is a picture of our South Australia Service, it can be driven on a car licence and get into locations that a bus cannot. Its also enviromentally friendly fully operating on solar power.

No matter what the outcome we will get a service back on the streets of Sydney asap. Thanks for your support!

A shower is something that we can all take for granted. I bet you had one this morning? Remember how it made you feel, refreshed and ready to conquer the day. Not everyone has that privilege, you now have a chance to be a part of the impact we see everyday. 

A small investment to help get a service that has so much impact in the lives of people experiencing homelessness on the streets of Sydney.

Every donation counts, big or small and we appreciate your support!

Join YOUR Voice with One Voice, Together we can, Restore Dignity in the lives of many!

Visit: www.onevoice.org.au 

Below is the hole that the piston blew in the engine

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We are seriously so thankful to everyone who has made this possible. We will keep everyone updated and are awaiting a final report from the mechanic. Our aim is to get the (a) service back on the streets of Sydney and use your funds the most responsible way possible. Any extra funds raised will be directed to operate the service or build a new service if advised. Thank You for your ongoing support. Together we are better!!!!
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Amazing support, we are so thankful to everyone who has donated so far. We have reached our goal but wish to increase it to cover any extra costs, we have been advised that things pop up when fixing old vehicles like this and we forgot to include towing costs ($1600). Any extra funds raised will be used to cover operating costs like fuel and gas or go towards building a new service. We will keep everyone updated and know that your money is going to help restore dignity in the lives of many, one hot shower at a time. Thank You
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We really appreciate all the support so far, to everyone who has donated big and small. We just got our final quote in today at $32,000 - a little shattered but know we can do this. To EVERYONE who has donated so far THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.
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Thanks to everyone who has supported this campaign so far, we are well on our way to getting the shower service back on the streets of Sydney soon but still need all the help we can get. Share it with friends and family so that together we can impact the lives of many.
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