Emmaus benefits from big supermarket sweep

HOMELESSNESS charity Emmaus Mossley has received five shopping trolleys filled with donations thanks to a grant from the Asda Foundation.

Emmaus Mossley successfully applied to Asda Foundation’s Transforming Communities and Improving Lives Grants scheme. The £720 grant was spent on healthy food and hygiene products for the community of 26 formerly homeless people supported by the charity.

Emmaus Mossley community members Richard and Peter at Asda Ashton-under-Lyne

Emmaus Mossley provides a home, meaningful work, training and support to people who have experienced homelessness or social exclusion. People supported by the charity gain skills, confidence and experience by working together in the Emmaus Mossley social enterprise.

Colette Regan, Community Champion at Asda Ashton-under-Lyne, said: “It’s great that we are able to help so many local groups with this Transforming Communities Grant. Emmaus Mossley is one of four local groups who have received this level of support so far in 2021.”

Asda Foundation’s mission is to transform communities and improve lives. During the past year, Asda has tailored their grants to support local groups who are in most need of our support by providing three different categories; hygiene, food and wellbeing.

Emmaus Mossley community members Richard and Peter collect Asda donations

Alison Hill, Director of Emmaus Mossley, said: “We are very grateful to Asda Foundation, Colette and the team at Asda Ashton-under-Lyne for supporting our charity in this very challenging period. The food and hygiene products have been gratefully received by our community members and helped to reduce our ongoing costs.”

Emmaus Mossley community members Richard and Peter with Asda donations

The majority of funds needed to support the Emmaus Mossley’s work are generated through its social enterprises. Their large Secondhand Superstore charity shop reopened in April after a 14-week closure.

To find out more about Emmaus Mossley, the Secondhand Superstore and donating items to support the charity, head to https://emmaus.org.uk/mossley/

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