Emmaus communities depend on donations of furniture and other goods to keep their business going. We also save more than 3000 tonnes of items from going to landfill every year.
Just because you no longer need an item, don’t throw it away, by donating it to Emmaus you’re not only keeping it out of landfill, but you’re also making sure it goes to a new home, while also doing something to help others.
It goes without saying that we need to be able to re-sell items, but if a piece of furniture is a little bit battered and worn, we can sometimes give it a new lease of life in our upcycling workshops.
We accept donations of good quality furniture. We can only take donations of sofas and chairs if they have a fire label, as otherwise we’re not allowed to sell them on. We can also arrange to collect large items from your home.
Donate electrical items
Many of our Emmaus communities are able to PAT test electrical items for safety, which means, unlike a lot of charity shops, we can take donations of electrical items.
We can accept all sorts of clothing and fabric donations, and we recycle anything we’re not able to sell on in our shops.
We can also accept donations of books, records, CDs, bric-a-brac, china, glasswear and bicycles.
To find out if your local community is able to accept your donation, please contact them direct, or fill in the donate goods form and they’ll get back to you.