Benefit Shop
Foundation Inc.

The "secret source" for some of

                   the best interior designers in Westchester.

The Benefit Shop receives donations from the finest estates in Bedford and beyond and showcases them in one convenient and beautifully-staged location. The estates get a tax deduction, the buyer gets a great deal and non-profits in the community get the money. This elegantly-conceived, eco-friendly concept is the brainchild of Pam Stone and she is thrilled at the response from the community for an idea that, as Pam says, "is working out better than I even dreamed it would."

It’s no secret that non-profits, from hospitals to homeless shelters, are having a tough time in this economy. Responding to the call for funding to fill the gaps , local resident Stone imagined a new possibility, a store stocked with donated merchandise from the grand estates that surround the area, presented beautifully and sold at prices that benefit both the buyer and the community. Customers seeking treasure will not be disappointed by the offerings which include furniture, china, crystal, objects d’art and fine clothing and textiles in intimate, beautifully designed “rooms."

For four years, Stone has been busy visiting estate sales in the area, encouraging people to make high quality, tax-deductible donations for the satisfaction of helping a host of community organizations, including Neighbors’ Link and the Boys and Girls Club, as well as the continued support of Northern Westchester Hospital. According to Pam, “Often these kinds of shops benefit a big national charity, but I really wanted the beneficiary to be my community, for the people who live and work here.”

Some of the items you’ll see include mid-century lamps, Imari tea sets, antique pine servers, just-recovered sofas, dining room tables and chairs, sets of china and crystal, antique linens, art and collectibles of all kinds.