This month, we will be supporting Oxfam’s Secondhand September campaign.

The initiative encourages shoppers to buy secondhand items only for 30 days throughout September, while also donating any pre-loved items you no longer want.

Shopping secondhand at Emmaus Dover means you’ll not only be helping people overcome homelessness, but you’ll also be helping to protect the planet by rebelling against fast fashion and reducing waste.

Every penny you spend at our secondhand shops goes back into our community, funding a home, meaningful work, training, food and living expenses for people who have experienced homelessness, like Rob.

Rob was on and off the streets for years before he found a home at Emmaus. He says: “When you’re homeless, you’ve got no routine whatsoever. Emmaus gave my life structure. You get up, have your breakfast, come down for the morning meeting, then off you go to start your jobs for the day. It gives me the motivation to keep going.”

If you’d like to support people like Rob, shop secondhand with us this September. Take a look at our opening times, or visit our online store to browse pre-loved treasures from the comfort of your home.