Emmaus reaches out to the whole community – it not only helps those who have been formerly homeless, but enables others to create homes with affordable preloved items. Here, one customer, who prefers to remain anonymous, explains why he chose to shop at Emmaus.

“I already knew about Emmaus and didn’t hesitate to head straight to Emmaus Works on Osborne Street, when I was looking for items to furnish the flat that I’d just moved into. I was looking for household items, mainly furniture and white goods.

“In the end I purchased a fridge, leather sofa, large display cabinet, and a few CD racks, which all came to £200. My best buy was definitely the fridge.

“I found the store was pleasant to browse around and the companions were on hand to help if I had any questions. I was also able to take advantage of the delivery service, which was great! It went much more smoothly than any deliveries I’ve had since, and the delivery team was friendly, efficient, and considerate.

“I’ve recommended Emmaus many times in the past and I definitely would again. Even when my own financial position has been brighter, it’s never stopped me supporting Emmaus and the work it does in the local community.”

Denise King, ceo at Emmaus Colchester, welcomes these comments, “It’s always good to hear how we are able to help the whole community by providing high quality pre-loved furniture that’s suitable for any home. We are about solidarity and helping others, and value how our donated items don’t just help support our companions, but help members of the wider community create their own homes.”

Emmaus Colchester generates revenue to support its companions through its four shops and café in the town centre. Each shop provides a slightly different offer, but all sell quality items. Find our shops.

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