St Mary's Street
Contact: Ali Ward (Community Manager)
Phone: 0113 248 4288
Shop Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday
9.00am - 4.45pm
Welcome To Emmaus Leeds
Welcome to Emmaus Leeds!
We believe that people who are homeless and socially excluded have something to offer. We encourage people to use their skills to change themselves - and change the world!
The Emmaus community in Leeds opened in 2003 and now operates a residential community of 25 formerly homeless men and women (known as “Companions”) who help run a recycling/reuse business with two retail outlets in Leeds.
We work closely with other organizations in the area to support those people who are homeless or trapped by poverty and to help them develop skills and self-respect through working and contributing.
As well as working for the Community business, Companions are supported in whatever way they need to address the issues that have brought them to Emmaus, and encouraged to look outside themselves; working in projects to help others in the neighborhood, and much further afield. Our Companions have been involved locally in helping the elderly, soup runs, working with offenders and, through our links with the Emmaus International Movement, in projects in France, Bosnia and Italy.
In our shops we sell all manner of recycled second hand goods, from furniture, bric-a-brac, records, books and clothes to electrical goods, DVDs, toys, bicycles and our famous cutlery coat hangers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you probably aren’t looking hard enough.
We collect and deliver goods that are too large for personal transportation, and offer a house clearing service at competitive prices. We also repair bikes.
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