Cambridgeshire homeless charity sends £10,000 worth of household items and clothing to sister charity in Satu Mare, Romania
A Cambridgeshire homeless charity has donated £10,000 worth of household items, furniture and clothing to its sister charity in Romania.
Emmaus Cambridge, based in Landbeach, packed a 40ft shipping container with more than 200 boxes of items to help the Romanian Emmaus community in Satu Mere.
One formerly homeless Romanian volunteer was invited to Cambridge to help choose the contents of the container, which is one of three shipments planned by the charity for 2018.
This isn’t the first time the charity has shipped goods to Romania - the first was in 2014 and since then volunteers have continued to make regular donations.
Mark Boden, deputy manager at Emmaus Cambridge, said: “One of the most important parts of the Emmaus Cambridge ethos is solidarity; working to help someone less fortunate than yourself.
“Working with Satu Mare provides an extremely valuable experience for our companions as it highlights that everyone has the capacity to make a difference to the lives of others.”
Julia, a Romanian volunteer who visited the Cambridge community, said: “The Satu Mare community would not be able to help as many people as they do without the acts of solidarity from organisations such as Emmaus Cambridge.”
For more information, visit: www.emmaus.org.uk/cambridge