Tuesday 26 September 2017

Recycle Week - donate your furniture

Mark in Emporium 2

Mark (52) was homeless before Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland saved his life. During national Recycle Week (25th September – 1st October 2017), this formerly homeless Hinckley man is calling on local people to donate and “recycle” unwanted items of furniture in order to help more people get off the streets.

Each year, our Hinckley-based homelessness charity ensures that over 3,400 pieces of furniture, including wardrobes, beds and three piece suites, are saved from the rubbish tip. Instead, the charity offers a free collection service for items in good condition. The collected goods are then sold in our shops.

Mark is now calling on local people to help:

We’re asking people to take a look around their house, sheds, lofts and garages – if they have any quality furniture they don’t need, they can call us to book a free collection from their home."

We’re proud to think that by offering our free collection service, we’re doing our bit to encourage people to think more about recycling. It’s a great alternative to having to take your unwanted furniture to the tip. We hope that our local community will pull together to help Emmaus make a difference - everything sold in the new shop will raise money to help us change the lives of formerly homeless people like Mark.

To book a free collection for unwanted furniture, please call 01455 637587 or click here to book a collection online.