Our charity is calling on you to ditch Black Friday this year, and instead join others across the country to show support for the more sustainable and affordable Buy Nothing New Day, also held this year on 27 November.

In contrast to Black Friday, which sees customers rushing to make impulse purchases as retailers slash their prices for one day, Buy Nothing New Day aims to raise awareness of consumerism and encourage customers to shop more ethically, using their spending power to have a positive impact.

We sell a wide range of good-quality pre-loved items, including furniture, homeware, clothing and accessories. While our charity shops are closed through lockdown, we’re busy selling more items on eBay.

This second lockdown has meant we’re losing vital income from our two charity shops in Hinckley. We really hope that local people will show their support for Buy Nothing New Day by browsing our eBay shop this Black Friday, instead of buying new. Second-hand doesn’t necessarily mean second-best and we’re working really hard to put up as many quality items as possible.

The funds generated from selling donated items help Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland to provide a home, meaningful work, daily support and funded training for people who have experienced homelessness or social exclusion. Some stay for a while as they gain confidence and skills before they feel ready to move on to independent living; others are in need of longer-term support and are able to stay for as long as they need to.

Browse our eBay store: https://emmaus.org.uk/leicestershire-rutland/ebay