Emmaus South Wales is a homeless charity based in Bridgend that provides a home, meaningful work opportunities and a future for people who have faced or are threatened with homelessness. We rely on the local communities support in many ways in order for us to continue to help those in need. 

Are you interested in supporting your local homeless charity, Emmaus South Wales? Here are some of the ways you can help us...

1. Volunteer with us 

Emmaus South Wales relies heavily on the support of volunteers, who dedicate anything from an hour a week to 5 days a week volunteering in our shops. We have a range of volunteering roles to suit everyone's skills and interests including Antique Specialist, Book Specialist, Clothing Specialist, Merchandiser, Customer Service Volunteer and much more! We currently have around 80 volunteers who volunteer throughout our seven shops. 

Volunteer Frazer sorting books in our Cowbridge shop

Do you want to support us by becoming a volunteer? Find out more here .  

2. Donate unwanted items to us

Did you know Emmaus South Wales has seven shops throughout South Wales that relies on your donations to sell in our shops? All of the profits made from selling your donations goes to support our Community home, Nant Lais and the Companions who call it home. 

We accept most items including sofas, dining sets, clothing, electricals and Bric-a-Brac, as long as they are in good condition and are in good working order. See what items we accept here .  We offer a FREE collection service for large items of furniture, simply call 01656 750829 and select your nearest store from the options.

Donate your unwanted items to Emmaus South Wales

You can also donate items to us through the Gone For Good App, find out more about that option here .  

3. Shop with us

As mentioned above, all of the profits made from selling items in our shops goes directly to support Nant Lais and the Companions who call it home. Therefore, we rely on our customers to shop with us and support our cause. Our shops sell a range of secondhand items such as sofas, dining sets, electrical items and clothing as well as new items such as beds and white goods. We also have an online shop selling new items as well as an eBay shop that sells a range of unique items. Shop online here . 

Cut Glass Crystal Bowls purchased in one of our shops

Whether you choose to shop with us because you support our charitable aims or simply because you like the items we sell, we really appriciate every single customer who visits our shops. 

4. Donate money to us

We rely on your support to help people who are facing homelessness. Not only do we provide a home and meaningful work opportunities for our Companions, but also training courses and leisure activities to help them grow and succeed. As a charity, supporting those in greater need is a massive part of what we do, this also extends to supporting people within our local community. We call this work solidarity. 

If you would like to support the charity as a whole and provide Companions with a home and a reason to get out of it, you can donate online to our General Fund

If you would like to enable Companions to grow and gain new skills that will aid them to gain employment when they are ready to leave Emmaus, you can donate online to our Companion Training Fund

If you feel that it is important for Companions to take part in group activities to bond as a group outside of the Community setting, you can donate online to our Companion Leisure Fund

If you would like to support our solidarity work to ensure we can provide essential furniture to local people in need, you can donate online to our Solidarity Fund

2017/2018 solidarity figure

Any donation, no matter how small it may seem will always be gratefully received. 

5. Fundraise for us

There are many ways to fundraise for us to support our work. Whether that be individually, at your place of work, in school or at your local club/organisation. We have lots of easy and fun fundraising ideas to help you on your way, click here to check them out! Every penny you raise will go to Emmaus South Wales. You can choose how the money you raised is spend by choosing to support one of our four funds. The Companion Training Fund, the Companion Leisure Fund, the Solidarity Fund or our General Fund. 

Pen Y Fan mountain climb in the Brecon Beacons

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Thank you for taking the time to read this months blog. Thank you for your ongoing support!