Dough It for a Cause: OMG! Decadent Donuts Turn Orange to Support Orange Sky

Dough for It a Cause: OMG! Decadent Donuts Turn Orange to Support Orange Sky

A truly delicious and meaningful occasion happens this June as World Donut Day brings together Salvation Army and OMG! Decadent Donuts, in Manly and in around 70 other locations around Australia, in support of Orange Sky.

From unexpected bills to medical emergencies or relationship breakdowns, financial hardships can strike anyone. It is crucial to remember that among Australians experiencing homelessness, five per cent are “sleeping rough,” whilst the majority seek shelter in temporary accommodations, boarding houses, or severely crowded homes.

Recognised by their vibrant aqua colour, OMG! Donuts can usually be found in various locations, including shops, farmers’ markets, and community events throughout Australia. However, from 2 to 4 June, they will don a striking shade of orange, symbolising their support for Orange Sky and their dedication to a worthy cause.

OMG! Decadent Donuts aims to raise much-needed funds and awareness for Orange Sky, an admirable Australian charity that provides essential services to people experiencing homelessness.

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During the three days, OMG! will donate $5 for every box of 12 doughnuts sold, and they are also encouraging their customers to contribute to this noble cause. By savouring their scrumptious doughnuts, you can indulge your taste buds whilst making a difference in the lives of others.

Dough for It a Cause: OMG! Decadent Donuts Turn Orange to Support Orange Sky
Nic Marchesi OAM, David Moore, Andrew Clarke, Lucas Patchett OAM | Photo Credit: supplied

OMG! Decadent Donuts takes pride in crafting delectable doughnuts that are free from gluten, dairy, egg, wheat, nuts, yeast, and sulphites. Their commitment to inclusivity extends beyond dietary restrictions, as their offerings are also suitable for vegans.

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Whilst OMG! Decadent Donuts are typically dusted with unique blends of natural fruit, vegetables, and spices, the Orange Sky event introduces a special flavour,”Orange Sky” doughnut, which is a freshly made doughnut dusted with a delightful blend of orange and cinnamon sugar.

Dough for It a Cause: OMG! Decadent Donuts Turn Orange to Support Orange Sky
Donut lover Olive at OMG! Donuts for World Donut Day | Photo Credit: supplied

Recent statistics from the 2021 ABS Census reveal a 5.2 per cent increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness across Australia since 2016. Orange Sky’s services have become more crucial than ever, as they strive to assist those in need.

The Census identified a staggering 122,494 Australians as being homeless, emphasising the pressing need to support organisations like Orange Sky.

Dough for It a Cause: OMG! Decadent Donuts Turn Orange to Support Orange Sky
Orange Sky’s Nic Marchesi OAM and Lucas Patchett OAM with donut lover Olive for World Donut Day |Photo Credit: supplied

Nic Marchesi, Co-Founder of Orange Sky, highlights the relatability of their cause, stating, “A lot of us don’t know what it’s like to spend a night on the street, but nearly all of us can relate to being cash-strapped at one point or another.”

Lucas Patchett, CEO and Co-Founder of Orange Sky, further emphasises the challenging circumstances faced by many Australians today. Rising costs of living and the housing crisis have pushed an increasing number of individuals into dire situations they never imagined.

“We know Aussies are doing it really tough right now. With the cost of living continuing to increase and the housing crisis, we have seen that a lot of people over the past two years are finding themselves in really tough situations, which they never thought they would be in,” he said.

“In addition to experiencing homelessness, for some Australians, needing the help of Orange Sky has been due to natural disasters such as floods, bush fires, or cyclones.  When these disasters occur, we’ve often been amongst the first responders helping people who, in some cases, have been left only with the clothes on their backs. 

“When a disaster has struck, our amazing volunteers were there, on the ground where possible, providing warm showers, laundry facilities to wash salvageable items for those who needed it, or simply just a friendly face ready for a chat. At these times of extreme duress, this simple service gave hope and comfort to the many people who had lost so much.”

“When OMG came to us and suggested this collaboration, we couldn’t have been happier, we love that OMG Donuts are inclusive as this really resonates with the core values of Orange Sky”.

“We’re a family owned Australian business, our licensees throughout Australia, are all locals to their region, and there is not one region in Australia that is exempt from needing the support of Orange Sky, ” Director and spokesperson of OMG!, David Moore, said .  

“We want to draw attention at a community level to the need to support people who are either homeless, experiencing hardship or in need due to a natural disaster.”

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Published 24 May