In the run up to the 70th Anniversary of Abbe Pierre’s Uprising of Kindness speech on 1st February, we continued our acts of solidarity this January.  We are aiming to reach a goal of 70 small acts of kindness to mark the 70th anniversary of the Uprising of kindness speech.

Emmaus communities across the country engage in a range of different solidarity acts, and Emmaus Dover is no different.

Emmaus Dover has a Solidarity fund of £500 a month, which we use in part for our furniture aid programme. By donating furniture to those in need, we are helping prevent Furniture poverty which can have a devastating impact, you can read more on the End Furniture Poverty campaign website.

This month, we donated furniture to a woman in Deal, 10 miles along the coast from Dover. Our companion, Lawrence, is preparing the stock to be delivered to a local family.

Debbie Stevenson, Emmaus Dover Community Manager said: “We have great pleasure in helping people in our local community who are in need of furniture. We have a small solidarity fund each month that provides furniture to help families who have been referred to us.”

We are very proud of the positive effects we can have on people’s lives. Through this scheme and look forward to continuing our Furniture Solidarity scheme.