Emmaus Salford is a charity that is reliant on the goodwill and kind donations from our supporters. The money raised from the sale of items in our charity shops 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, safety items, baby equipment or any item that is not in a good, saleable condition.

Items we can currently accept

  • Bric-a-brac
  • Computer games
  • Crockery and china
  • Curtains
  • Electrical equipment (flat screen TVs, music players, MP3 players, digital radios, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc).
  • Fireplaces
  • Furniture
  • Glass furniture (TV stands, dining tables, etc)
  • Household linen
  • Kitchen appliances (e.g. fridges, freezers, cookers, etc)
  • Luggage
  • Office furniture
  • Soft furnishings (beds, mattresses, sofas etc with a valid 1988 Fire Safety Label)


Items we are currently unable to accept

  • Any items in a damaged or poor condition or that we consider to be unsaleable.
  • Baby items (such as cots, prams, etc)
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Carpets
  • Cassette tapes
  • CDs
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Disability equipment (such as wheelchairs) but we can donate to Helping Hands
  • DVDs
  • Exercise equipment
  • Flat-pack furniture
  • Gas bottles
  • Large ‘American style’ fridge freezers
  • Photocopiers
  • Tins containing paraffin, petrol or any other flammables
  • Tins of paint
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Used duvets and pillows
  • Wall units

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 0161 737 8279.


Additional links

For more information and advice on donating items to charity, please visit the Charity Retail Association website. For more information on recycling and disposing of household items, please visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.