Messages from other supporters
Pleased to be able to send you a small donation. Patricia & Roger Bunce
Donation by Roger & patricia Bunce £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
keep up the great work of giving back to people their self esteem
Donation by richard exact £250.00 + £62.50 Gift Aid
Thank you for helping those less fortunate than myself.
Donation by Allan Thomson £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Hi my name is Annalisa Orlando, I filmed inside your Salford Location, this is to say thank you for making yourself so available. Mob:07453550955
Donation by Annalisa Orlando £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Why your donation matters
There are presently 20 Emmaus Communities in the UK but demand for places far exceeds current capacity, so every day people in desperate need have to be turned away. Your donation will help us to set up new Communities and expand existing ones to enable us to help more people. Every new Emmaus Community will ultimately become self-supporting because they are effective social enterprises. This means that your donation is an investment in people that will keep on yielding a return. Emmaus provides a lasting solution that restores self-esteem and enables people to rebuild their lives by addressing the fundamental reasons why they have become homeless.
Case study: donations in action
Before I became a Companion at Emmaus Sheffield I had a serious heroin addiction. I was homeless, sleeping in a tent and shoplifting to get money to feed my habit. My life had become so bad that part of me was hoping I'd get caught and sent to prison. At least there I'd be warm, fed, and most importantly, I could try to become drug free. It might sound dramatic but Emmaus has saved my life. When I was at my lowest I didn't care if I lived or died. But when I left prison and joined Emmaus it gave me something to live for. Now, I'm working on the garden maintenance team, learning new skills. I'm hoping to train in arboriculture and eventually become a tree surgeon. Life has taken a turn for the better; I have a future to look forward to. If you're homeless and prepared to work hard, then Emmaus is the place to do it. I’m grateful to everyone at Emmaus who has supported me and given me this opportunity. Emmaus has given me back my pride and self respect which means a lot to me.