Emmaus Lambeth took control of the former Missionary Mart charity retail unit on Stafford Road, Wallington on a full time basis in October 2016 and are continuing to use the premises as a charity retail shop to raise funds to support homeless people as part of the Emmaus ethos.
Although Emmaus Wallington is managed and run by Emmaus Lambeth, due to the location, the retail unit will operate under the name “Emmaus”
From this retail site we sell furniture, household goods, electrical items, clothing and bric-a-brac at bargain prices to members of the general public and members of the local community. For larger items we offer a free collection service within a designated catchment area as well as providing house clearances at competitive prices.
All money raised from the services we provide, as well as the selling of goods on offer, all goes towards running our charity.
Emmaus was founded by the French Priest, Abbe Pierre in France, in the 1949.
He offered the homeless people of Paris a home, food and work, as well as the chance to rebuild their lives whilst helping others less fortunate then themselves.
This is still the model we work on today.
Being in Emmaus is not just about rebuilding your own life it is also about realising that however far away you are in your journey there is always something you can do to help someone else and that we all have something to offer the community. When we do an action for someone else we call it solidarity and in Lambeth we support many local and international people in need.