Furnished with Love is a non-profit used furniture store that sells good quality furnishing at substantially reduced prices. Unique, vintage, up-scale are just a few of the adjectives used when seeing the furniture at our two locations.
Furnished With Love is there to meet the needs of the buying public with unique and valuable items that have been donated by generous donors throughout Monmouth County. Name brands such as Ethan Allen, Bassett, Pottery Barn, Pier One, Century Furniture Co, Stanley and many more are not uncommon to be found in our stores.
As a non-profit a percentage of our furniture for qualified candidates goes to them free of charge. Furnished With Love is under the auspices of "Love Thy Neighbor" a non-profit with many outreaches to the Monmouth County working poor residents. Home visits and verification of the need is handled by the staff of Love Thy Neighbor. Since 1997 over $487,246 has been given to those in need through this outreach.
Come by and shop for not only excellent value and variety, but know that through your purchase you are helping a verified family or senior in need.
Do you need a Haul Out of unusable items?
"Heavenly Haul Out" is your answer! For a fee we will dispose items that are no longer usable. Call 732-222-1923 for pickup & price.
On August 30th, Love Thy Neighbor conducted a house visit to "Dennis," a 68 year old man who had recently moved into a senior facility and needed some furniture. Dennis had been in a rehab facility, after some ill health. During our visit, I began to feel that something important had taken place with this gentleman. I said to him "Something special has happened to you hasn't it?" He responded, "Yes, I had to do some ‘knee work' (prayer), while I was in rehab." It had been years since he talked to the Lord. But he felt that the management at the rehab facility was trying to get him committed to long term care, so they could get his benefits and additional payment from the state for his care. Dennis said he began to cry out to God to deliver him, and pleaded with God to help him to find a safe place to live, so he could get out of the rehab facility. The very next day, he received the call that an apartment was available at the Senior Housing facility. He acknowledged that it could only have been God and he felt his faith returning! To God be the glory! We prayed with Dennis, and left a Daily Bread with him, to encourage him to keep on this road of getting reacquainted with God, and acknowledging His provisions and blessings. We were able to give him a bed, couch, coffee table, end table and lamps. A new beginning in many ways!
175 Locust Ave (Shopping Center)
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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Long Branch, NJ 07740
WEST LONG BRANCH-Decked out with everything from couches to paintings, the non-profit organization Love Thy Neighbor, formally known as Love Inc., held a pre-grand opening party on May 18 to introduce its second "Furnished With Love" store. The new store opened on May 19 at 175 Locust Ave.
Furnished With Love is a used retail furniture store that was started in 1997. It has an assortment of used furniture and housewares at reasonable prices. Not only does the store accept donations of furniture and housewares, it also donates them to those in need, according to information provided by Love Thy Neighbor.
In 2016, Furnished with Love gave out more than $10,000 worth of free furniture and $6,000 worth of new mattresses and box springs to people verified to be in need, according to Carolyn Eyerman, Love Thy Neighbor's executive director.
"We got so much furniture that the square footage that we had in our old store wouldn't fit what we had and things were being piled on top of each other so [people] could not see what we had and the quality [items] that we get is amazing because we are well connected with a lot of nice communities. We decided that West Long Branch would be a perfect avenue for an additional store and hopefully if it does well it will allow us to give more free furniture to more people in need," Eyerman said.
This year, the organization's total number of requests that it served through all of its programs was 3,310 and the total financial support it gave to those in need was $524,330, according to information provided by Love Thy Neighbor.
"[The organization] started out first as a community clearing house, because the left hand did not know what the right was doing. One church might be getting the same call from somebody in need as another church down the block and they didn't know, so we create a database of all the services and then everybody can call us. We act as a bridge from the spiritual community to the agencies, that way we have all the knowledge of what's being done around the county and there is no duplication of services," Eyerman said.
The organization has been established since 1994 and its first Furnished With Love store is currently in Long Branch, according to Eyerman.
"[The organization] started off as a screening tool for the church community and for agencies and from there we did rental assistance and from there we went to furniture, because people started calling us wanting to donate furniture. We [then] looked into what was being done and the Salvation Army does a wonderful job, but all their furniture goes to urban areas, nobody was doing it in the county," Eyerman said. "When we started [Furnished With Love] in 1997, because we noticed that no one else was serving people in the county, so we started it, I got a grant for a truck and renovations for the store in Long Branch and because we have been known for a while we get such wonderful things, so we decide to take a chance and move on to another location."
Beside its Furniture With Love stores, the organization also has several other programs and services that include: Care Giving Friends, Christmas Connect, Cuts for Christ, ClearingHouse, Heavenly Hail Out, and Outreach Ministry, according to information provided by the organization.
The organization opened its second Furnished With Love store to the public on May 19, according to Eyerman.
"It's a big step for us anytime an entity expands, it's a risk [because] the community has to embrace you, customers have to embrace, so it's a risk but we were ready for it. We think that this store is going to enhance our sales, more people will come in and they should know that this is some of the best furniture they will find anywhere. I would put us up against any furniture store in the area," Declan O'Scanlon, board president, for Love Thy Neighbor said.
O'Scanlon said the proceeds of the organization's sales will go toward helping people in need.
"A lot of [the items are] brand new from all over Monmouth County and it's exciting and these increases in sales folks can come in buy items from here, save money and get great furniture and the money they spend will help us help other people in the community, so it's a win across the boards. We also are also a faith based organization so we will score points with God as well so will throw that collateral benefit and it's a pleasure to be part of. I have been a part of [the organization] for about 15 to 20 years and it's just a wonderful organization to be a part of," O'Scanlon said.
West Long Branch Mayor Janet W. Tucci attended the pre-grand opening party and gave a brief speech embracing the new store.
"I welcome them with open hands, I think this is amazing and the quality of the furniture they have here and the way it is displayed, I wish them lots of success at their new address," said Tucci.
For more information about Love Thy Neighbor and how to donate or volunteer visit www.lovethyneighbornj.org, or call 732-222-1923.