Emmaus Preston is a charity that is reliant on the goodwill and kind donations of our local supporters. The money raised from the sale of these items is used to support our community of formerly homeless people.

We are happy to accept donations of most household items but there are some exceptions for either legal, practical or environmental reasons. This includes soft furnishings without a fire label, safety items, baby equipment or any item that is not in a good, saleable condition.

Items we can currently accept

  • Bicycles
  • Bookcases
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Cassette tapes
  • CDs
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Computer games
  • Crockery and china
  • DVDs
  • Dining Tables and Chairs
  • Electrical equipment (flat screen TVs, music players, digital radios, kitchen appliances,
  • sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc).
  • Exercise equipment
  • Furniture
  • Glass furniture (TV stands, dining tables, etc but must have kite mark or BS:7376 or BS:7449 attached where applicable)
  • Large white goods – cookers, washer, tumble dryers (not refrigeration)
  • Office furniture (by agreement in advance only)
  • Soft furnishings – beds, mattresses, sofas etc. with a valid Fire Safety Label
  • Tools
  • Vinyl records
  • Wardrobes

Items we are unable to accept:

  • Baby items (such as cots, prams, etc)
  • Books
  • Carpets
  • Clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Curtains
  • Disability equipment (such as wheelchairs)
  • Flat-pack furniture
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas bottles
  • Household linen
  • Luggage
  • MP3 players
  • Older CRT TVs
  • Photocopiers
  • Refrigeration appliances – fridges, freezers, fridge freezers
  • Tins containing paraffin, petrol or any other flammables
  • Tins of paint
  • Toys
  • Used duvets and pillows
  • VHS video cassettes
  • Wall units

Where possible we would encourage you to drop-off donations when our charity stores are open. Alternatively, for larger furniture items, we do offer a free collection service. If you are unsure whether an item you are donating is currently being accepted, please speak to a member of our team, either at our shops or by calling 01772 796622 .

Reduce, reuse, recycle

For more information and useful links for reusing, recycling and disposing of household items locally, please visit the Lancashire County Council website.