New Eyes for the Needy will unveil its newly renovated Fabulous Finds Boutique to the public on Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 1pm at 549 Millburn Avenue in Short Hills. All proceeds from the sale of discounted fine and costume jewelry, watches, crystal, designer sunglasses and giftware sales go towards New Eyes’ new prescription eyeglass program for the poor living in the Unites States.
The local nonprofit spent the summer refurbishing its resale shop and acquiring new merchandise. “It’s been a busy summer in Fabulous Finds”, said Jean Gajano, New Eyes’ Community Relations Coordinator. “In early July, we asked Marie Avagliano, manager of the Thrift Shop of the Junior League of Summit and a retail professional for over 20 years, to come visit the boutique and recommend any changes or improvements to enhance our sales.” New Eyes walked away with a to-do list and quickly set about re-inventing the shop.
“It’s been a full volunteer and staff effort,” said Gajano. “Our summer high school students pushed and pulled our merchandise cases into different configurations and installed a professional eyeglass carousel to display sunglasses. Our sales volunteers emptied their cases, chose their best pieces and placed new merchandise for sale.” The walls were painted, the floors redone and mirrors added. Steeply discounted items will now be available on the lower level at New Eyes.
“This refurbishment will let customers move more comfortably and easily navigate our sales cases,” said Gajano. “And it will make shopping at Fabulous Finds that much more enjoyable.”
Fabulous Finds accepts cash, check and Visa. New Eyes for the Needy, founded in 1932, provides new prescription eyeglasses for the poor in the United States and distributes used glasses to the poor overseas. For more information, call 973-376-490. Visit their website at http://neweyesfortheneedy.org and find them on Facebook.