Hampshire Life - - Charity -

Do­nate un­wanted Christ­mas gifts and dec­o­ra­tions to Em­maus Hamp­shire

Fill in a shoe­box for Trin­ity Winch­ester

Buy a cof­fee or light meal for some­one sleep­ing rough

Fundraise for a home­less char­ity as part of your of­fice cel­e­bra­tions The staff, vol­un­teers and com­pan­ions all know each other so well that it’s like hav­ing a sec­ond fam­ily. We put up dec­o­ra­tions around the com­mu­nal ar­eas and some of the Chef com­pan­ions put to­gether a de­li­cious three course din­ner for us. It wasn’t quite the same as spend­ing the day with my loved ones, but the at­mos­phere was lovely and it helped make the day a pos­i­tive one.”

Such cel­e­bra­tions are only made pos­si­ble through the gen­er­ous sup­port of the pub­lic. The char­ity funds its work by sell­ing preloved and up­cy­cled items in its stores, all of which are col­lected through dona­tions.

Long-time vol­un­teer, Anita Clark, says, “We need dona­tions through­out the year but par­tic­u­larly so at Christ­mas time. We’re al­ways keen to re­ceive any un­wanted items that can be sold on as gifts. Games, puz­zles, high qual­ity toys and unopened toi­letries are hugely ap­pre­ci­ated.

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