Friday, March 29, 2013
The Second Chance Shop is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a look back at its beginnings. The shop has raised nearly $400,000 in its two-and-half decade history.
“We started out with HELP of Summerville to raise funds for them,” said Beth Wykoff.
The Second Chance Shop, located at behind McDonald’s at 119 E. Fourth N. Street, sells donated clothing and household items. 100 percent of the money raised at Second Chance goes to the chosen local charities.
The all-volunteer organization recently hosted a tea where volunteers gathered at the home of Meg Green. Joining the volunteers were the leaders of some of the non-profits that benefit from the funds generated from the Second Chance Shop. Gray Thomas, Executive Director of HELP and Jennifer Wykoff, executive director of Medical Outreach of Summerville both spoke to the volunteers about their work and the important contribution Second Chance makes to their organizations.
“Everything is donated – so we always need more donations,” Wykoff said. “People can bring housewares or furniture directly to the shop. Clothing can be taken to the HELP office at Ambler Hall.”