Formerly homeless companion Kierun
Submitted to the Dover Express
Homelessness charity Emmaus Dover has launched an online shop to help ensure its continued support of formerly homeless people.
Emmaus Dover’s two charity shops generate the funds needed to provide a home, food, work and training for its 27 residents (known as companions).
The latest national lockdown forced the charity to temporarily close its two shops for the fourth time, resulting in a substantial loss of income for the community.
Stocking clothes, electricals, household items and bric-a-brac, the new online shop will offer Emmaus Dover some much-needed financial relief at this challenging time.
Community manager Debra Stevenson said: “We are thrilled to get our very first online shop up and running. It’s a place where our customers can find pre-loved treasures at affordable prices, all from the comfort of their home.
“Most exciting of all, the shop will give our companions the chance to learn all about e-commerce and retail management, helping them to expand their skillsets for future employment.”
Emmaus Dover’s online shop also features a Second Chance Furniture collection, where customers can buy upcycled items restored by companions in the community workshop.
Prices range from £1 to £500 and all items are available on a click and collect basis. Visit here to discover more.
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