Join us for our annual Solidarity Saturday in June to shop for a better world. On Saturday 17 June, Emmaus Dover will donate 100% of takings from our Channel View Road shop to Emmaus International. This annual event, held by all Emmaus groups, is our movement’s main source of income to carry out solidarity programmes and campaigns across the world.
We’ll be stocked up with all our usual items, including dining sets, sofas, coffee tables, display units, cabinets, dressing tables, beds, desks, drawers, wardrobes, upcycled items, antique furniture and more! We also sell bric-a-brac and clothing, as well as books, toys and DVDs.
By shopping with us on Solidarity Saturday, you will be taking action to support vulnerable and marginalised people across the world. Your purchases will help to fund Emmaus groups, initiatives and projects supporting communities in desperate need. Solidarity Saturday funds are also used to help improve access to basic human rights (such as education, health and water). Many Emmaus groups in other parts of the world operate in very challenging political and economic environments with limited resources, and without the funds raised from the annual Solidarity Saturday, some groups would not be able to continue with their struggles and initiatives in the service of the most disadvantaged people.
Join our Solidarity Saturday on Saturday 17 June, 9 am to 4 pm, at Units 1 & 2 Channel View Road, Dover CT17 9TW
Local, Global, Vital!
The Emmaus movement began in France in 1949 when the first community was established. From 1954 onwards, Abbé Pierre travelled the world, became involved in the global fight against poverty and told others of his experiences with Emmaus. Many more Emmaus groups were formed in different countries. Created in 1971 by Abbé Pierre, Emmaus International is a solidarity-based movement, acting against poverty and social injustice. It now brings together more than 400 Emmaus groups across 41 countries, spread over 4 continents. “The Emmaus movement, at its fundamental core, is about people coming together and, on witnessing the suffering of others, deciding to join forces.” Abbé Pierre – Faims & Soifs no. 8 – Summer 1970