Emmaus Leeds is a charity that depends on the goodwill and kind donations of our local supporters. The money raised from the sale of these items is used to support our community of formerly homeless people.

We are happy to accept donations of most household items but there are some exceptions for either legal, practical or environmental reasons. This includes soft furnishings without a fire label or any item that is not in a good, saleable condition.

Items we can currently accept

  • Home furniture (sofas, bedframes, wardrobes, etc)
  • Glass furniture (TV stands, dining tables, etc)
  • Kitchen appliances (fridges, freezers, cookers, etc)
  • Mattresses (with fire label intact)
  • Office furniture
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cassette tapes
  • CDs
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Computer games
  • Crockery and china
  • Curtains
  • DVDs
  • Electrical equipment (flat screen TVs, music players, MP3 players, digital radios, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc).
  • Exercise equipment
  • Household linen
  • Jewellery
  • Rugs
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Vinyl records

Items we are currently unable to accept:

  • Any item that is in a damaged or poor condition
  • Baby items (such as cots, prams, etc)
  • Carpets
  • Children’s car/booster seats
  • Flat-pack furniture
  • Fireplaces
  • VHS video cassettes
  • Gas bottles
  • Luggage
  • Knives (sets of kitchen knives are acceptable)
  • Safety cycling helmets
  • Tins containing paraffin, petrol or any other flammables
  • Tins of paint
  • Used duvets and pillows
  • Wall units

Where possible we would encourage you to drop-off donations when our charity stores are open. Alternatively, for larger furniture items, we do offer a free collection service. If you are unsure whether an item you are donating is currently being accepted, please speak to a member of our team, either at our shops or by calling 0113 248 4288.

Charity Retail Association
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Charity Retail Association

Emmaus Leeds is a member of the Charity Retail Association. For more information and advice on donating items to charity, please visit the Charity Retail Association website.

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle for Leeds

For a list of other local charities and reuse organisations, visit the Leeds City Council website. If you have unwanted items that cannot be donated to charity, find out more in the A to Z of reusing, recycling and waste disposal in Leeds.