By Susan Hoffman
Daily Pilot

There’s something different about the recently opened home furnishings store in Newport Beach’s Westcliff Plaza.

The store, called Furnishing Hope, supports families in crisis, sells at a discount and accepts volunteers to work with its paid employees.

Beth Phillips, who has a 32-year career in interior design, went from furnishing homes for hire to furnishing homes for hope. In 2003 she founded the nonprofit organization Furnishing Hope, which has provided furniture and supplies to more than 375 families at no charge. She now uses her design skills to help wounded military personnel and, as of this year, women with children transitioning from shelters to fully furnished homes. Read More ->