Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop

MMC Hidden Treasures

Pictured at the Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony are, from left, Sandra Lazzaro, Director, Ocean County Business Development & Tourism; Teri Kubiel, DNP, NE-BC, Vice President of Community Affairs; Toms River Mayor Maurice Hill, Denice Gaffney, Vice President, MMCSC Foundation; Eric Carney, President & CEO Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and Olga Zayas-Ortiz, Hidden Treasures Volunteer Manager.

Toms River- The Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop at the Tri-City Plaza, 2360 Route 9, Toms River, on September 29.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop is run exclusively by volunteers, and all donations raise funds that directly support programs and services at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood.

“We welcomed Toms River officials today, including Mayor Maurice Hill and Sandra Lazzaro, Ocean County Business Development & Tourism, to commemorate this wonderful store,” said Eric Carney, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. “Our new thrift shop allows residents of Toms River and the surrounding community to purchase gently used items, not only benefitting our hospital programs and services, but providing much needed goods to our community at an affordable price. We are so thankful to all of our volunteers who donate their time to staff the shop, and the community members who donate their items to benefit our patients.”

Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and one Sunday per month. Volunteers are always needed. For more information, call the MMCSC Foundation at 732.886.4438 or visit monmouthsouthgiving.org.