Selective Seconds, as part of the St. Rose, Belmar St. Vincent de Paul Society, has become a model for other non-profit charities by demonstrating what can be accomplished when you combine a great idea with perseverance, dedication, hard work, and a little bit of luck.
Selective Seconds collects donated, high-quality furniture and home décor from throughout the Jersey Shore area. The sale of these items generates proceeds to provide those in need with a hand up, not a hand out. What began with the simple observation of a couch being discarded at the curbside of someone’s house and the realization that someone else might need it has turned into a full-time, year-round charity service that includes a robust staff of dedicated volunteers who not only man the store but also help collect and deliver furniture.
Since its inception in January, 2011, the furniture outreach ministry has helped financially support over one-thousand families and over three-thousand individuals by paying rent, utilities, groceries, gas and doctor office visits.
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