Shop talk

Benita Kiell, left, helps Lorrie Pearson select a print.

Benita Kiell of Far Hills, NJ, has been volunteering at The Friends of Matheny’s Second Chance Shop for about three years. The shop sells gently used items, such as clothing, books, artwork and household items, to raise money to enhance the quality of life for Matheny’s students and patients. Kiell originally heard about the shop through a work colleague of her daughter whose son was a residential student.

“It gives me a good feeling to be working for a good cause,” she says. One of her regular customers, Lorrie Pearson of Basking Ridge, points out that she has an additional reason for shopping at Second Chance. “You never know what you might find,” she says.