It’s a really tough time for us all right now as we try to see our way through the challenges of Covid-19. Businesses, charities and individuals are all trying to find ways to keep going in the crisis.

Whilst we are concerned about the financial impact as our stores remain closed, the wellbeing of our companions, staff, volunteers, trustees, supporters and the local community is our main priority.

There are still some ways that you can support us during this time.

Furniture purchases through Instagram

You can still purchase furniture and household items through our Instagram account. If you are interested in buying an item, please send us a Direct Message and we will respond between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. We are currently taking payments through BACS.  Unfortunately, purchased items cannot be collected, delivered, or posted, until further notice. We will hold onto your items and will contact you as soon as the situation changes.

Donate money

We are committed to helping our companions who live and work with us. If you can, please make a financial donation to Emmaus Colchester, to support those who have previously experienced homelessness in our community. Any donation, whatever size, makes a huge difference to supporting our charity.

Hold onto your preloved items

Are you having a blitz at home while we all stay safe? Please hold onto your preloved items and donate them to us once the restrictions ease. Once it is safe to do so, we will be able to collect large items, or smaller items can be dropped off at our stores.  Find out what you can donate.





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