Emmaus Bolton is offering free local delivery on orders made from one of the first online charity shops in the region, receiving 300 visitors within the first two days of opening!
The new e-shop will help the homelessness charity raise the funds it needs to sustain its community of people with experience of homelessness, who live and work on the site of all its shops and services off Fletcher Street in Bolton.
Unlike a hostel, Emmaus Bolton provides a home for people for as long as this is needed, giving people the time and the space to work through any issues and rebuild their lives.
By shopping with Emmaus Bolton online, people will be able to support work and training in carpentry and upcycling carried out in the charity’s onsite workshops, which create bespoke indoor and outdoor garden furniture. Also on sale online are new beds, mattresses and more.
Director of Emmaus Bolton Tony Stephenson said: “We decided to open an online shop after being approached by people who were interested in shopping online due to mobility issues, health reasons, family commitments or to support the charity around their shifts at work.
“So far we’ve had a fantastic response to the shop opening online, with more than 300 people visiting this page within the first two days of launching. We’re looking forward to bringing more of what we offer, online in this way over the coming weeks, so do watch this space!”
Other social enterprises generating the funding needed to support people at Emmaus Bolton, include a garden centre, café, second-hand and new store and a scrap store of recycled arts and crafts. Emmaus Bolton also operates a food bank providing free meals to Bolton families from Lucie’s Pantry also on Fletcher Street.
To visit our online store, please go to Our Shops at Emmaus Bolton and click the link!