Walton-le-Dale store redistributing pre-loved homeware items to help those in need

Posted on - 13th March, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Preston News, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Customer bringing unwanted household items to a Dunelm employee
The Dunelm Home to Home initiative aims to help those impacted by the cost of living crisis

Dunelm in Walton-le-Dale has joined forces with a community group to redistribute pre-loved homeware items to those impacted by the cost of living crisis.


The Home to Home initiative is also designed to give customers a way to pass on their unwanted household items rather than seeing them cluttering up the home or being sent to landfill.

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Customers are encouraged to take any good condition, pre-loved homewares into the Capitol Centre store to be sorted and re-distributed back into the community by charity Stepping Stone Projects.

The charity will also benefit directly from Dunelm itself, who will be able to pass on display items, samples and specific products that might not be able to be sourced from those brought into store by customers.

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Stepping Stone Projects provides accommodation and support for vulnerable people at risk of homelessness in the North West. The charity is focused on offering a pathway to independence for those who are not quite ready to live independently without assistance.

The contributions from Dunelm customers will provide those the charity supports with valuable items to make their current living space more comfortable and welcoming; with everything from pots and pans to curtains and throws being greatly received.

Debbie Higham, Dunelm’s North West Regional Manager, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Stepping Stone and providing our customers with an easy solution to help put their pre-loved homewares to good use.

“We know it’s a challenging time for many right now, so we want to do what we can to support community initiatives that make a real difference.”

Claire Massey, Social Value Coordinator at Stepping Stone, said: “Stepping Stone Projects is excited to participate in the Home to Home initiative as this will provide opportunity for our customers to access small household items for free that they may not be able to consider purchasing on their limited budgets.

“Not only will this initiative enable our customers make their house a home, it will have a positive impact on the environment and reduce the amount of items unnecessarily going to landfill.”

For those wanting to get involved, pre-loved homeware items from any retailer including kitchenware and home décor items like clocks, vases, throws, curtains, cushions and small storage items can be taken to the Preston Dunelm store located at Capitol Retail Park.

For more details on the Home to Home scheme, visit the Dunelm website.

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