The 12 companions at Emmaus Maldonado make over 10 collection sa day to supply their second-hand shop. They collect furniture, domestic appliances, clothing and metals they refurbish in their carpentry and electricity repairs workshop. Occasionally, the community runs special sales and exhibitions to showcase salvaged antique items.

The income is used to run the community and enable Emmaus Maldonado to implement social initiatives. Children, teenagers and adults can take part in educational workshops on art and recycling, electricity, etc. The community also organizes information sessions on health and popular and social education.

In addition, Emmaus Maldonado donates furniture and clothing every month from its second-hand shop to people living in extreme poverty. The community is also involved in the preparations for the town’s carnival by making costumes and floats.