Added on: 12th October, 2017 by John_2904
A SALES boom at city homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield has led to a call for fresh stock as the organisation gears up towards Christmas.
Emmaus Sheffield is the working community with quality, self-contained accommodation, training facilities and a workspace for previously homeless men and women aged 18 years and over.
It aims through its Social Enterprise programme to provide meaningful work and enable the people it supports – known as companions - to eventually become self-supporting once more.
One of the charity’s main fundraising schemes is its extremely popular second hand and vintage store at the organisation’s headquarters in the historic Sipelia Works, a former cutlery factory at Cadman Street, close to the city’s Canal Basin.
The recent Sheffield Waterways Festival saw more customers than ever before visiting the Emmaus store.
But the sales boom has now led to a call for more donations to keep up with customer demand.
“We were delighted with the result of the Sheffield Waterways Festival and enjoyed one of our most successful weekend ever,” said Emmaus Sheffield Deputy Manager Charley Fedorenko.
“As ever, though, when there is a sales boom that is immediately followed by a need for fresh stock.
“We can take any large items of furniture as long as they have their fire safety labels still attached.
“We do also have a full collection service so there’s no need to worry about getting those items to us.
“And at the other end of the scale there is always a constant need for household items, bric-a-brac, books, CDs and DVDs and clothes.”
To find out more about Emmaus and how to arrange for a collection simply visit http://www.emmaus-sheffield.org.uk or call 0114 272 0677.