The North-West · Emmaus
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"Emmaus Communities enable people to move on from homelessness, providing work and a home in a supportive, family environment. Companions, as residents are known, work full time collecting renovating and reselling donated furniture. This work supports the Community financially and enables residents to develop skills, rebuild their self-respect and help others in greater need.
Companions receive accommodation, food, clothing and a small weekly allowance, but for many, the greatest benefit is a fresh start. To join a Community, they sign off unemployment benefits and agree to participate in the life and work of the Community and abide by its rules, for example not bringing drugs or alcohol into the Community.
Emmaus is a secular movement, spanning 36 countries, with 23 Communities in the UK. Each Community aims to become self-supporting, with any surplus donated to others in need.
Read more about life in an Emmaus Community."
Buy second hand furniture and homewares
"Whether you're furnishing a new home or just fancy brightening things up a bit, you can always pick up a bargain for your home at Emmaus! Emmaus shops sell a wide range of good quality second-hand furniture, household appliances, bric-a-brac, records, clothes, toys and books and we often have great vintage or retro finds. Read more about shopping at Emmaus.
If you're looking for something really special, many Communities are now "upcycling" in their workshops, making unique items from materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Some Emmaus shops also have a coffee shop or cafe.
For people who prefer to shop online, you can see a selection of current items for sale from Emmaus shops on the Emmaus eBay page."
Donate furniture, electrical items and bric-a-brac
Bought a new sofa but the old one too good to throw away? In the areas where we have shops, Emmaus collects furniture or household goods free of charge! Find out more about donating furniture and household goods to Emmaus.
By donating or buying goods at Emmaus, you are
- enabling formerly homeless people to rebuild their confidence and gain new skills
- conserving the environment by saving waste from landfill
- helping our Communities to become financially self-supporting and help others in need
Find my nearest Emmaus shop
To find out more about donating or buying goods, contact your local Emmaus shop.
Find your local emmaus shop, group or community by clicking on the map or selecting the region from the list.