What do we do?
CCA was formed in 1992 by Nick Crowder who with 3 volunteers provided essential second-hand
furniture for a young girl in a crisis. He saw there was an ongoing need for this service in Reading, and he also wanted to help unemployed people find their way back into employment.
Today CCA provides for those in need through recycling donations of furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac and household goods.
In doing so we are also helping to protect the environment and reduce the needless dumping of good quality furniture.
In addition we support those with social, mental health, addiction or other issues who are looking to get back into paid employment. This is done through work placements at our Charity Shops and Furniture Shop. We take referrals from Yeldall Manor, Launchpad, Learndirect, Pinnacle and JobCentrePlus.
Our aim is to demonstrate God's love by meeting people's practical needs and restoring their self worth. In addition we try to support our volunteers; helping them to learn new skills, rebuild their confidence and get into paid employment.