Furniture sale will benefit battered women's shelter

Feb. 27, 2013 @ 06:09 PM

What can be better than a great deal on gently used furniture? Helping others, of course.

Saturday you can do just that when Turning Point of Union County holds its first furniture tent sale at its Monroe location of Second Chance Boutique. Friends of the group donated gently used modern and antique furniture which staff arranged in tasteful vignettes for customers to browse, Turning Point Executive Director Naomi Herndon said.

"It's going to go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all proceeds will go toward funding our women's shelter," Herndon said.

Turning Point is a non-profit group to help domestic violence victims and their children to get out of abusive relationships. It runs a shelter for women who leave abusive homes. Turning Point funds the shelter and other victim services through two upscale thrift stores, one in Monroe and the newest store in Waxhaw, called Second Chance Boutique. The furniture sale should add a little more to the shelter's budget.

"We decided to have a furniture tent sale and we hope it will generate a lot of extra revenue for the program," Herndon said.

So far, a lot of nice dressers, tables, desks and decorator items are up for sale, Hernon said. But there are a few outstanding pieces, like a curved antique desk, antique vanity and mirror, vintage couches, an antique grandfather clock in good working condition and a four-piece wall unit.

"And we have five more pick-ups scheduled for tomorrow, so who knows what else we'll have," Herndon said.

Besides great furniture, Turning Point will feature new-to-you spring and summer items to get ready for warm weather, she said.

The furniture sale will be at 2447 Old Charlotte Highway in Monroe. Donations are still welcome and can be arranged by calling 283-3033.