We are delighted to announce that two Emmaus Glasgow charity shops will reopen on Tuesday 6 April.
The Emmaus Glasgow team has been working hard behind the scenes, gearing up for a phased reopening. Our Partick and Hamiltonhill shops will be the first to welcome customers back after a 14-week closure due to the Covid-19 shutdown.
For every week our shops have been closed, our charity has been faced with a 35% income shortfall. During the shutdown period, the our team has sold items online, refurbished the Partick shop, and prepared each shop for reopening to ensure the safety of our customers, companions, volunteers and staff.
Richard Allwood, Community Director at Emmaus Glasgow, said: “We are delighted to be reopening our shops and welcoming back our supporters. Our shops are a fantastic resource for anyone in need of quality affordable items and for people who want to shop responsibly, buy second-hand, and look after our environment.
“We have followed advice from the Scottish Government and Charity Retail Association to put in measures to keep everyone safe. These include limiting the number of customers at any one time, strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines, signs throughout our shops and hand sanitiser stations at all entrances.”
The Emmaus Glasgow shops stock a wide range of second-hand furniture, home appliances and electrical items. All proceeds raised from the sale of these items is then used to support the charity’s Hamiltonhill based community of 29 formerly homeless people.
Funds generated from items sold in our shops helps us provide a home, meaningful work, daily support and training to people who have experienced homelessness or social exclusion.