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Ross and John of Genesis Trust

By Ed Major: Let Genesis Trust’s Furniture Shop help you enhance your home as you help them support homeless and vulnerable people from crisis to independence from despair to hope.
Genesis Trust is a Bath-based charity that has been supporting homeless and vulnerable people since 1995. The charity exists to offer immediate practical help to people who are hungry, homeless, and vulnerable, and provides long-term help and opportunities for them to rebuild their lives.
With that mission in mind, Genesis has an online Furniture Shop where they collect and sell good quality, pre-loved furniture and the profits support the charitable work of the Genesis Trust.
You can get to their eBay shop by going to their website (, click Furniture Shop at the top of the page and then click Online Shop. Once you buy a piece of furniture, you can arrange to collect it from their warehouse, or you can arrange a delivery.
Jane Langford, a happy customer said, “I’m delighted with my Genesis wardrobe. It fits perfectly in the space I had, it does exactly what I need it to, their staff were efficient and friendly and I was very pleased it could be delivered.”
Other things are happening through their Furniture Shop. Some of the furniture that is donated to Genesis is used to support people in need. Local welfare support agencies contact Genesis and they help by providing necessary furniture for social housing. Their goal is to provide good, quality furniture for everyone.
Another thing the Furniture Shop provides is work experience for people who have been out of the work force for various reasons like mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction and want to get back to work. Ross Jones volunteered with the Furniture Shop and the Bath Foodbank and has recently been hired. He said, “I had been volunteering for 18 months and it helped me with my social skills and self-confidence. Plus, there’s a lot of satisfaction from helping others.”
Most of the furniture Genesis sells comes from the generosity of our community. As a charity, the Furniture Shop is dependent on donations of good quality, second-hand furniture from people like you. They provide a free collection service for donations. If you are interested in donating some furniture to Genesis Trust, please go to their website, click Furniture Shop at the top and then click Online Form. After you fill out the donation form someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Please consider donating to Genesis Trust the next time you want to redecorate or need to make some space in your home. But please remember, if you wouldn’t buy it, they won’t be able to sell it. Genesis cannot accept furniture that is damaged.
Thank you for reading and remember, your purchase from Genesis Trust’s Furniture Shop or your donation will make a huge difference to homeless and vulnerable people.