Sheffield Homeless Charity Gets Glam
Posh frocks and glitz may not be everyday wear at homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield…but when the occasion demands glamour, that’s what you have to do!
Emmaus Sheffield is the drug and alcohol free project that provides a home, support and work for formerly homeless people in the city.
Through its Social Enterprise programme it aims to provide meaningful work for the people it supports – companions - to eventually become self-supporting once more.
And when the Sheffield companions heard that parent organisation Emmaus International had launched the Frock Up campaign to highlight at-risk Emmaus groups around the world, they delved into their second hand superstore selection of pre-loved fashion to come up with some suitably over the top and eye-catching outfits!
“One of the most important parts of the Emmaus ethos is solidarity,” said Emmaus Sheffield Deputy Manager Charley Fedorenko. “This means working to help someone less fortunate than yourself and that includes striving to give back to the local community we live in as well as supporting fellow Emmaus groups across the world.
“Getting everybody to dress up and pose for some outrageous photos was a perfect way to remind everybody of the Emmaus message. And at the same time, it was also a reminder that we hope to have our second hand superstore in operation again very soon, providing a whole range of bargain styles.”
To find out more about Emmaus Sheffield simply visit emmaus-sheffield.org.uk