Charity Car Partner Emmaus Oxford

Registered Charity Number: 066618

Emmaus Oxford provides active support to 28 formerly homeless people in Oxford and supports the local community.

More about Emmaus Oxford

Emmaus Oxford was established in the 1990s by Jean Williams - a local resident who had been volunteering with other homeless organisations and came across the Emmaus concept, which enables people to work their way out of homelessness through meaningful work and a stable home for as long as it's needed.

Jean thought Emmaus would be perfect for Oxford knowing that people who have experienced social exclusion need to regain their self-esteem. With a campaign group she successfully started the project and now Emmaus Oxford is one of 29 Emmaus communities across the UK, all of which encourage their companions (as residents are known) to use and develop their skills to make positive changes to their own life and the community around them.

Emmaus Oxford Community Van


Your old car donation to Emmaus Oxford can help the charity to provide this real workable alternative to homelessness and get people back on their feet long-term, contributing to their community on the way.

The charity's store in Cowley gives companions the opportunity to gain new skills and valuable experience, which opens the door to future independence. The shop offers quality second-hand furniture and other pre-loved household items, which companions learn to recycle. 
 
Emmaus Oxford believes it's important to 'pay it forward' and help others in the community. Your old car donation will not only help support the charity's companions, but also enable Emmaus Oxford to provide 'solidarity' to the local community. This solidarity service provides companions to help others who are unable to help themselves. This might be clearing up a house or garden for someone who is disabled, suffering with an illness or dealing a family crisis, or supporting other charities that need decorating services or furniture. Emmaus Oxford also houses two asylum seekers who are afraid to return to their home country. Proving these services is a win-win for all involved as the charity is not only helping people in the community, but companions also gain confidence and feel good knowing they are making a positive contribution to society. 

Donate your car to Emmaus Oxford

Your old car donation to Emmaus Oxford will not only help formerly homeless people change their lives but also enable them to help other people in need in their community.

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