Sweet Charity Resale Boutique and Shop, benefiting Advent House, was named the July Fairport-Perinton Chamber Business of the Month.
Advent House, an outreach ministry of Perinton Ecumenical Ministries, has operated a comfort care home in Perinton since 1991, providing care to the dying and their families. Residents pay no fees and Advent House receives no reimbursement for this service, relying on the community support of fundraisers, donations and volunteers. In late 2017, Sweet Charity was opened as a funding replacement to the annual Garage Sale, providing consistent financial support for Advent House and the opportunity to accept donations from the community year round. Located at 650 Whitney Road, Sweet Charity resells furniture, rugs, home decor, artwork, kitchen housewares and jewelry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Donations are accepted at the shop until 3 p.m. on open days.
When visitors walk into the showroom, they visually engage with new and familiar patterns, a selection of furniture and an array of decorative pieces from antique to contemporary. Because all items are donated, selection changes daily. One idea is a wish book at the boutique — those looking for a particular item should let the staff know and the staff will contact the customer if the desired item is donated.
Advent House and Sweet Charity are members of the Fairport-Perinton Chamber and Fairport Perinton Merchants Association. Both function only by the volunteers. Stop into Sweet Charity for volunteer applications for either place and follow Sweet Charity on Facebook at SweetCharityFairport. Other opportunities to support the work of Advent House include its annual Spring Gala in April and Golf Tournament at Victor Hills in September.
“This Business of the Month recognition is sweet for us too,” said Chamber Board of Director Kellie Wright. “We are happy to be able to make visible a way that each of us within our community can participate in helping our neighbors in their time of need, through Sweet Charity.”