Become a corporate partner
Companies are increasingly aware of their community and social responsibilities, and involvement in charity work is becoming a vital part of corporate key aims.
There are so many ways your company, staff and customers can support Emmaus. You could:
Choose us as your ‘charity of the year’ or charity partner
These relationships are ideal for motivating employees as well as achieving your company’s corporate responsibility strategy aims. Emmaus can tailor ideas according to your business environment, whilst motivating and supporting staff members.
Involve your team in fundraising activities
Fundraising for charity provides excellent team-building opportunities and offers a unique way for staff to build on communication and organisation skills and take on new responsibilities. Emmaus has a number of events throughout the year for both individuals and teams and can provide fundraising strategies for our corporate partners.
Take part in a corporate challenge or event
An event in aid of Emmaus is a great way to involve staff, members, customers, clients or suppliers. We provide everything you need to plan your event and create excellent PR opportunities.
Donate gifts in kind for us to distribute to our shops
Emmaus communities rely on furniture donations as they are central to the success of the business. Not only will you be supporting our 29 communities but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment and reducing waste to landfill.
Offer staff the opportunity to volunteer with us
Volunteering with an Emmaus community has direct benefits not only for staff but also for your business. Emmaus has some exciting volunteering opportunities and can produce bespoke volunteering opportunities for small and large teams.
Enhance your brand through cause-related marketing (CRM)
A CRM partnership with Emmaus allows corporate partners to enjoy the commercial advantage of working with a great trusted cause. Benefits include increased sales, additional brand credibility and positive public relations.
Sponsor one of our programmes, communities or events
Emmaus has various events and opportunities available for corporate sponsorship throughout the year, including our annual assembly. Tailored packages can be devised to suit your company.
Involve your corporate trust and foundations in our work
A company donation will help us support more homeless people across the UK.
Offer us your skills and support
Use your skills, or the skills of your team, to help us to build our business and increase the number of places we can offer to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.
Set up payroll giving
Setting up payroll giving means your staff can give to a vital cause and make a real difference to homeless people all year round.
Payroll giving is an easy way to support Emmaus’s vital work. Staff can decide to make a donation, direct from their salary, before they pay tax. This means that for every £5 donation, only £3.90 is taken from their pay – the tax man pays the rest.
How your support helps
Each year, hundreds of homeless people are turned away from communities or added to our waiting lists because we simply do not have enough rooms available. Our aim is to increase the number of companion places to 1,000 by 2020 – we currently have around 750 rooms available. With your support we can open new communities and expand existing ones.
Corporate partners make a crucial contribution to Emmaus’s work, and they also offer fantastic benefits to the company itself. As well as increasing employee loyalty and morale, partnering with a charity can encourage team-building and leadership skills and generate brand awareness. By supporting Emmaus you will be supporting homeless people and communities right on your doorstep.
To find out more about Emmaus and how your company could work with us, contact 0300 303 7555 or email us.