Get Involved

There are so many ways to get involved with the Friends of Matheny. Pick up a shift at our Second Chance Thrift Shop or get involved with other volunteer opportunities. Play a larger role by attending a board meeting or get involved with our junior division if you are under 18!

Second Chance Thrift Shop

The Friends of Matheny’s most successful ongoing fundraiser, the Second Chance Shop, is open September through June. The shop is run by a dedicated group of more than 140 volunteers. Gently used donated items include housewares, jewelry, furniture, books, clothing, and one-of-a-kind items.

Donations

Donations are accepted only on Mondays between the hours of 10am and 3pm.

Visit The Shop

Address: 4 Church Street, Gladstone, NJ 07934
Phone: 908-234-2016

Store Hours

Monday  9:30am–6pm
Tuesday–Friday 9:30am–4pm
Saturday 9:30am–3:30pm

We Do Not Accept the Following Donations

  • LARGE Appliances
  • Bowling Balls
  • Books and paperbacks printed before 2000
  • Cameras
  • Cellphones, Chargers, Telephones
  • Computers, Software, Printers, Fax Machines, Answering Machines
  • Electronics: TVs, VCR players, VCR tapes, Cassettes
  • Golf Clubs, Golf Bags
  • Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers
  • Infant Car Seats
  • Magazines
  • Mattresses, Box Springs, Bed Pillows
  • Records & Albums
  • Ski Equipment
  • Textbooks, Encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest
  • Toys (large)
  • Typewriters
  • Wire Hangers
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We greatly appreciate every donation and all of our wonderful volunteers that help make this shop work. If you’d like to pick up a shift, fill out our form or give us a call!

You can also message us on Facebook, and don’t forget to leave us a review about your experience!

Friends of Matheny Group

Board Meetings

Our Board Meetings are held at 10am the second Friday of every month, September – June at Matheny. New members are always welcome.

Address: 65 Highland Ave, Peapack, NJ 07977
Next Meeting: Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:00am

Volunteer at Events

There are so many events happening at Matheny! We need all the help we can get to make each one a roaring success. We need volunteers to plan and those who can help the day of the event. Even if you only have a few hours to commit, we can still use your help! It takes all kinds of individuals to put on an event: idea generators, planners, organizers, decorators, crafty folks, and friendly people. If you are even one of these individuals, we would love to have you on the team.

Junior Friends of Matheny

The Junior Friends of Matheny is open to high school age volunteers and supports both the Friends of Matheny and Matheny. This is the perfect opportunity to fulfill any community service requirements your church or school may have. As with our adult volunteers, we ask that anyone volunteering their time with the Junior Friends is friendly and willing!