From 11 – 17 September, Emmaus is encouraging it’s supporters to find out more about donating by leaving a gift in their will.

After taking care of family and loved ones, leaving a gift to Emmaus in your will is an amazing way to support Emmaus which costs nothing now, but has a huge impact in the future.

Anyone can leave a gift, no matter how large or small, and every donation will provide vital support. Leaving as little as 1% of an estate to Emmaus will ensure more people who have experienced homelessness can find a home, support and training at Emmaus – working their way to putting homelessness behind them. Every gift can help change someone’s world.

You can read some of the real-life stories of the people at Emmaus here.

The difference a gift in your will can make

Recent gifts in wills left to Emmaus have paid for crucial projects such as creating new rooms for companions in communities across the UK and buying a house for companions to live in as they prepare to live independently.

By leaving a gift to Emmaus, you could help people continue to thrive in Emmaus communities into the future. A gift in your will could:

  • Provide counselling for people after experiencing the trauma of homelessness.
  • Help companions rebuild their self-esteem and find their place in society once more.
  • Enable us to build new accommodation so we can bring more people into an Emmaus community, offering them a home for as long as it is needed.
  • Pay for people to develop new skills and gain qualifications.
  • Enable communities to work with people who are experiencing poverty.
  • Help companions that wish to, build the skills they need to move on from Emmaus and into independence.

Choosing to leave a gift in your will is a very personal decision. Yet if you are able to do so, it can truly make a lasting difference.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your will to Emmaus visit our Gifts in Wills page here.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to a member of staff about remembering Emmaus in your will email [email protected] or call 0300 303 7555.