Corporate Social Responsibility

At Hill Cross Furniture, we take our corporate social responsibility very seriously. We work with a number of charities and are proud to support both our local communities and national incentives. From donating furniture to offering work experience opportunities for valuable skills and work knowledge, we have made a commitment to make a difference.

Here are a few examples of the charities we support...

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Employability Trust

The Employability Trust is a charity based in Peterlee which seeks to help the NEET’s of the North East to prepare for work. Through non-traditional training we aim to teach the unemployed people the skills that they need to secure long term employment. 

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Globechain is an award-winning British reuse marketplace™ that connects corporates to charities and people to redistribute unwanted items in the B2B sector. Imagine, like eBay but better as items are given for free and we create social impact data for members.

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Emmaus supports more than 750 formerly homeless people, by providing them with a home for as long as they need it and meaningful work in our social enterprises. There are plans to increase this to 1,000 places by 2020.                                                                                  

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The SLATE Charity Group

SLATE was set up to run environmentally friendly projects for the benefit of the local community, and offer work opportunities to people with learning difficulties.                                                                                                                                                                            

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Refurbishing Nandos' Furniture with Employability TrustClick Here

Kind Words

Emmaus North East was contacted by Richard Barker about donating a range of chairs to the organisation for use in our workshop and to support our work with formerly homeless people in the North East and offered to donate a range of high quality chairs to support us with our workshop project.

'Emmaus had recently moved into a new workshop premises in South Shields and the chair donation has given our companions (formerly) homeless people plenty to do preparing the chairs for sale to the public. Furniture re-use and upcycling is a valuable skill that companions can learn in our workshop and many companions who come believing they have limited ability and capabilities leave us with a renewed sense of self and belief that they can contribute to wider society and have value.

The donation of furniture from Hill Cross Furniture has allowed our workshop to get off to the best possible start, without the support of North East business and the local community our newly formed (2017) Emmaus community would not be viable.  

Having the support of Hill Cross Furniture allows us to work with more formerly homeless people by generating increased revenue and we have been able to donate some of the chairs to people who have nothing through our solidarity projects.

It has been a pleasure working with Richard and Mike directly and I would like to thank everyone at Hill Cross Furniture on behalf of Emmaus North East as it is through such generous donations that we are able to work with more formerly homeless people in the region and together we can work together to end homelessness.'

John Harrison, Community Manager

Emmaus North East