"we seem to think homeless people are just that, homeless, but the people I meet at the soup kitchen have had colourful lives, they’ve travelled and seen so much of life, but society just assumes being homeless is all they are, when really they are so much more."
"Emmaus just gives you the confidence to do it. It was the customers of Emmaus Glasgow who lifted my spirit, to overcome challenges by being kind, helpful and generous."
"Emmaus has helped me realise that I can achieve something. That I’m not a failure; I’m not a waste of space."
"What I love most about Emmaus is that I’m working with like-minded people and being part of something with such worthy objectives."
"I get the biggest satisfaction from just knowing that I’m reaching out and helping people that don’t have the support network that I’ve been lucky enough to have."
"Emmaus teaches people not to judge a book by its cover, there are many reasons why people are here"
"Now I'm store manager, I look forward to working with companions and volunteers to raise the profile of the charity and expand further in the retail sector."
The best part of living in an Emmaus community is getting to meet all the different people who come to the shops or donate furniture to us. I like that interaction with people.
"When I came to Emmaus, knowing that the support team is there, was a big helping hand."
"I really don't know where I would be without Emmaus, it has saved me in so many ways"
"Volunteering with Emmaus Glasgow is my life. Now that I am retired I make sure I am there every week without fail. Emmaus is an amazing charity and there's nothing else quite like it out there"