Come and join us for our annual Solidarity Sale Day in support of disadvantaged people and groups across the world.
On Saturday 9 July, Emmaus Mossley will donate 100% of takings from our Secondhand Superstore to Emmaus International and Emmaus groups in need. The annual sale is the Emmaus movement’s main source of income to carry out solidarity programmes and campaigns across the world.
On the day we will have lots of great items available and for one day only, all clothes, shoes and accessories in our Boutique Emmaus area will be £1 each! As well as charity shopping, relax in Lucie’s Café, read about solidarity at Emmaus and take part in one of two talks about Emmaus International and Emmaus groups in other countries. Companion Gary will host talks at 11am and 2pm to explain more about the Emmaus movement and the importance of solidarity.
The Emmaus movement began in France in 1949 when the first communities were set up. From 1954 onwards, Abbé Pierre travelled the world, became involved in the global fight against poverty and told others of his experiences with Emmaus. Many more Emmaus groups were formed in different countries. Created in 1971 by Abbé Pierre, Emmaus International is a solidarity-based movement, acting against poverty and exclusion. It brings together 425 associations in 41 countries, spread over 4 continents.
All Emmaus groups have the same values of welcoming, solidarity, openness, respect and sharing in very diverse social, economic and political contexts. All share the same goal: acting against the causes of poverty and being vehicles for social transformation through allowing the poorest to become actors in their own lives.
Learn more about Emmaus International.