Prevent reusable items going to landfill and re-use them to help those in need by providing good quality second-hand furniture and household items at affordable prices.
As a Not for Profit Social Enterprise, 100% of funds raised are reinvested into the organisation to pay core running and operational costs. Any surplus is used to allow us expand and help more people. There are no shareholders or anyone else profiting from our operation. We are self sufficient receiving no large grants from any external source. However, we are always very grateful for any donations.
As a Charity we provide furniture to those on low income at significantly reduced prices and in some instances for free. We work with a wide variety of agencies and seek to help those who are struggling to help themselves. At least 25% of our turnover goes to supporting ‘at risk’ groups and their clients. In 2013/14 this figure was over 43%
We provide volunteering opportunities for everyone and work with a range of local agencies to provide support for individuals that have been marginalised, through ill health, long term unemployment or life experiences as well as individuals who just want to give something back to their local community. Volunteering at Lighthouse can help gain confidence, rebuild self esteem and it is rewarding.
ReUse not ReCycling our goal is to re-use, not recycle, but we do ensure that anything we can’t reuse is recycled if possible.
Many of the items donated to us would have gone to land fill if they had not come to us.