Second Chances Thrift Store Closing in Neptune City

In the next few weeks, Second Chances Thrift Boutique in Neptune City will be closing its doors.

Redeem-Her, which operates the store, has decided to go in a new direction to raise funds for its charity. Company officials said they were thankful for all the loyal customers who frequented the store over the years for helping to provide funds for women in need.

Redeem-Her credited Manager Rebecca Hope Polenberg for reviving the store and keeping it open for an extra year of fundraising and exposure for the charity.

“I want to thank my Assistant Manager, Karen Vincent for lending her creative talent, her sales expertise, and her steadfast support,” she said. “I want to thank Sara Mills for her dedication and enduring work ethic as the Donations Supervisor. I want to thank Anthony Giorgio-Schmidt and Chris Lopa for volunteering their time and artistic talents that elevated the store to a new level. I want to thank my parents Howie and Kathy for giving their time to paint the entire store, create signage, and provide all the printed materials we needed. I also want to thank all those regular customers who made working in this store such a joy.”

For the remainder of the store’s time, everything will be on sale, including fixtures. Donations can still be made to Redeem-Her directly on

Redeem-Her was created to give second chances for those who need it most. As a non-profit organization, Redeem-Her’s mission is to offer help and hope to women reentering the community from rehabilitation facilities, jails and prisons.

In 2008 a transitional house was opened in Toms River which provides a home to a maximum of eight women in recovery. Each of the women who live in the Redeem-Her house must have a job, practice a strong recovery program, abide by all house rules, parole, and probation guidelines, and must be progressive.

Redeem-Her’s Second Chances Thrift Boutique provides a small stream of income for this organization.

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