Thursday 1 March 2018

Rags to Riches Appeal

shop donations

Goodness, it's cold outside! If you're at home with a snow day, or feeling a bit shut in this weekend, why not start your Spring clear out early!

Sort your unwanted clothes and shoes for donation to Emmaus North East – whatever their condition. We can now raise vital funds from your old clothes and shoes, even if they are damaged! We're now working with a recycling company that buy rags and beyond-rescue fabrics in bulk.

Collecting donations

We really can make the most of anything, especially old clothing and footwear. We do our very best to make sure everything donated to us goes for re-use or recycling, instead of to landfill.

We’re already known as a charity that collects and resells unwanted furniture, undertakes house clearances and has two charity shops; now we want people to know we can raise funds from other things too.

One of our companions said:

"We sort through every bag that is donated. We save warm clothing and regularly head out onto the streets of South Shields and Newcastle to give out to those sleeping rough. We also sort through each bag to see what can be sold in the shop and what can be bagged up for recycling. Whichever route each item takes, it is helping Emmaus North East support the homeless in the region.”

Pile of clothes for sorting

Please drop off donations at one of our shops:

Unit 5, Hebburn Shopping Centre NE31 1LE 0191 489 9001
639 Durham Road, Low Fell NE9 5H1 0191 487 8825

We can also collect large donations. For information please email:

Thank you so much for your support.