Dunelm, the UK’s leading homewares retailer, has launched a trial across shops in North Wales and North-West England.
It will allow customers to donate pre-loved homeware items from any retailer, to be redistributed to local charities and community groups in the regions.
Launched in the midst of the cost of living crisis, the scheme will encourage customers to reduce household clutter, without sending items to landfill, while also benefitting people in their local community.
Dunelm CEO, Nick Wilkinson, said:
“Our Home to Home trial offers customers a meaningful way of passing on their unwanted or not needed household items.
“At Dunelm, we believe in the joy of being at home and by creating more homely environments for people that may be struggling to afford essential items, we can help start them on a new path to being self supporting and independent.”
The Wallich is the only charity in Wales to benefit from the Home to Home scheme.
We strive to create psychologically informed environments (PIE) for our service users, making sure that they feel safe and able to take steps away from homelessness for good.
We pride ourselves on making our residential properties a warm, welcoming space for service users. They should feel like home, not a cold, clinical space with an institutional feel.
Rebeca Lucy, Fundraising Coordinator at The Wallich, added:
“The Wallich supports people to access appropriate accommodation.
“Often when someone moves into a new tenancy, they are in need of items to help make their new space into a comfortable home.
“Schemes such as this can make a huge impact on the people we support and we’re extremely thankful to anyone who chooses to donate.”
Items currently accepted: cookware, dinnerware, glassware, tableware, bakeware and home decor, as long as they’re in good, instantly usable (and loveable) condition.
Living through a cost of living crisis, there are many ways businesses can help ease the burden.
If you work for an organisation or business that has a project, initiative or donation which would benefit people we support, get in touch with our team – DoSomething@thewallich.net