Charities Who Receive Donated Goods
Emmaus Colchester was set up in 1999 by a team of trustees and volunteers who wanted to create an Emmaus community in the town.
Colchester is one of 29 communities spread across the UK, providing a home and support for more than 800 people who are known as companions. The movement continues to grow, with a further five groups working to establish new communities.
With your support we are able to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Brief Description: We provide furniture and other household effects, free of charge, to disadvantaged families and individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford these items.
Opening Times: 9.00 – 17.00 Mon – Fri (by appointment)
Areas Covered: Colchester district
Activities: Colchester Furniture Project is a registered charity. Their work consists of the provision of furniture and other household effects, free of charge, to disadvantaged families and individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford these items. People needing help must be referred by an organisation which is working with them and is aware of their circumstances. They do NOT accept self-referrals
(off East Hill, past Rollerworld onto the Moorside Estate), Moorside, Colchester
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. Our mission is based on our faith in Jesus Christ who wants everyone to experience life in all its fullness. That is why, here in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, we put our faith into action by offering practical help for people without discrimination, standing up for those who are vulnerable, fighting against injustice and encouraging people to deepen their relationship with God. The services we offer are diverse and responsive to the realities of life in the communities we serve. Motivated by our Christian faith we offer practical support and services to all who need them, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Our work includes:
Campaigning and social policy
Community – debt advice, unemployment, isolation
Our churches and community centres (or corps as they are often called) – offer a range of activities and services within local communities. People can get involved in all sorts of ways, through volunteering with fundraising initiatives, attending church services and helping with local activities within 22 territorial divisions.