Due to the overwhelming volume of donations and, the quarantine and processing time required (We are currently having to quarantine donated items for 72 hours before we can safely sort them), we can only accept donations on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

We will not be able to accept donations over the weekend and will continue to close to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays. Our shop will continue to be open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10-4.

On some occasions, we may have to refuse donations if we have reached the capacity to store safely that day. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused if we do have to reject your donation and hope you will understand that our priority is to keep everyone safe.

When you donate to Emmaus Cambridge, you have a direct impact on the lives of people working hard to rebuild their lives following homelessness.

All items donated to our shop allow our community to continue providing a home, meaningful work and support to formerly homeless people through our social enterprise.

We accept pre-loved furniture, household items, clothing, white goods, garden furniture, glassware, textiles, crafts, electronics, media, and much more. All items must be in a good saleable condition.

If in doubt about the condition of your item, or if you wish to arrange for your items to be collected, please call 01223 863 657 or email us at collections@emmauscambridge.org.

Items we accept
Pre-loved items

Items we accept

We accept a wide range of items from furniture and household goods, to clothing, media, and much more.

Find the full list by clicking below.

Items we accept
Book a collection
Large items?

Book a collection

Are you donating large or multiple items? We offer a collection service.

Simply use our online form to book your collection or contact collections@emmauscambridge.org or 01223 863657.

 

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Donations drop-off
Visiting us?

Donations drop-off

All donations can be left at our temporary drop off area in a marquee, now in the top car park at our community in Landbeach.

Green End, Landbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9FD.

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Items we cannot accept
Pre-loved items

Items we cannot accept

We are extremely grateful to for all the donations we receive, however, due to high waste disposal costs and trading standards, there are some items we are unable to accept. We’re currently unable to do any repairs, reupholstering or cleaning of items so please ensure any donations are clean and are immediately saleable.

Items we cannot accept
Electrical items
Did you know?

Electrical items

Did you know that unlike some charity shops, we can accept some electrical items? That is because we PAT and function test everything to ensure it works properly and is safe to use before we sell it in our shop.

 

Which electrical items do we accept?