We would like to thank the Asda Foundation for granting us more than £400 to help pay for toiletries that our companions can use.

At Emmaus Oxford, we support people who have previously been homeless or experienced social exclusion by offering a place to live within a communal setting and the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in our Barns Road store.

When someone joins Emmaus, they receive day-to-day support to help them rebuild their life and all living expenses are covered. The grant of £463 has been used to help purchase toiletries for the 28 people currently living at our charity.

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Hannah Hutchings, Head of Fundraising at Emmaus Oxford, said:

“On behalf of everyone at Emmaus Oxford, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Asda Foundation for the grant. Purchasing toiletries might seem like a small expense however, supporting 28 people means we get through a lot of hygiene products. It has always been so important to ensure we are providing a safe environment and access to hygiene products and this grant has helped us to stock up on items for at least four weeks.”

As a charitable and corporate Foundation, the Asda Foundation focuses on supporting small, local activities that directly involve its customers. The mission of the Asda Foundation is to transform communities and improve lives within the UK. To find out more about what the foundation funds, visit here.

To find out more about what we do at Emmaus Oxford, visit here.