When you donate to Emmaus Colchester, you have a direct impact on the lives of people working hard to rebuild their lives following homelessness.
We depend on your continued support and kind donations to keep our community going and we always do our utmost to sell, recycle, upcycle or re-use to grow an income from everything you give us.
As a charity which sells preloved items, we rely on the generous donations of members of the public.
We welcome donations of good quality furniture, clothes, toys, media, bicycles, books, and bric-a-brac. We also accept working electrical appliances such as washing machines or fridge freezers, alongside smaller electrical items such as flat-screen TVs and lamps.
We are happy to accept most household items in saleable condition, but if you’re not sure, feel free to give us a call.
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.
This includes soft furnishings without a valid fire label, safety items, baby equipment, used duvet and pillows, flat-packed furniture unless boxed, flammable or gas appliances, or any item that is not in a saleable condition.
We are currently able to accept drop-off donations at our shops or warehouse, alternatively Emmaus Colchester offers a free collection service for you to donate furniture (subject to condition) but we are unable to collect clothes, bric-a-brac and small donations. We also provide a house clearance service.
To arrange a free collection contact us via email or call us on 01206 768887, Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm.