During national Recycle Week (23 – 29 September 2019), we are calling on local people to donate and “recycle” unwanted items of furniture in order to help more vulnerable people change their lives for the better.
Each year, our Coventry-based homelessness charity ensures that around 6,700 pieces of furniture, worth more than £120,000 a year, including wardrobes, beds and three-piece suites, are saved from the rubbish tip. Instead, we offer a free collection service for large items in good condition. The collected goods are then sold in our specialist second-hand furniture shop on Red Lane, to help fund the charity’s work.
Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire provides a home and meaningful work for 18 people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. Some stay for a while as they gain confidence and skills before they are ready to move on to independent living; others are in need of longer-term support and are able to stay for as long as they need to.
We’re asking people to take a look around their house, shed, loft and garage – if they have any quality furniture they don’t need, they can call us to book a free collection from their home.
We’re proud to think that by offering our free collection service we’re doing our bit to encourage people to think more about recycling. It’s a great alternative to having to take your unwanted furniture to the tip. We hope that our local community will pull together to help Emmaus make a difference – everything sold in the shop will raise money to help us change the lives of formerly homeless people.
To book a free collection for unwanted furniture, please call us 024 7666 1466 or book online today.