Hidden Gems Resale has always been known to have unique finds. For those who stopped by on January 15, they received a very unique surprise. Radio station KFUO was broadcasting their program “Faith and Family” straight from Hidden Gems.
Featured on the program was Joy Brother, Move-In Resources and Resale Director at Lutheran Senior Services, who gave the story behind Hidden Gems Resale. “We do everything that has to do with the move,” said Joy. “We’ve expanded the program [at LSS] over the years. It’s a complimentary service for all residents where we go into homes and spend quite a bit of time talking to people, finding out what’s important to them relating to the move. And the biggest concern is usually what to do with all their stuff.”
Through helping others downsize or move, Joy’s team began referring Hidden Gems as a possibility for items that people no longer wanted or could not be used or sold. Joy and her team saw all the unused items as a way to not only help those they were serving but also to give back.
As Joy explained to KFUO listeners, proceeds from Hidden Gems Resale benefits Benevolent Care at Lutheran Senior Services. “It’s a way for us to help older adults at LSS who have outlived their financial means.” And with such great items, Hidden Gems has many repeat shoppers.
“I was really surprised,” said shopper David Roberts. “I come in here at least twice a month but didn’t expect to see this!” And even though KFUO’s presence can’t be guaranteed, the unique finds and knowledge of helping seniors is there every time you shop at Hidden Gems.
For more information on Hidden Gems, check out their Facebook page or visit them in person at 9051 Watson Road or phone at 314.963.0821.
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