Second Chance is a resale store in La Grange, Texas that serves all of Fayette County. The shop accepts donations from the public and resells items such as clothing, household goods, small appliances and furniture that are in good, working, usable condition. These items are sold at very low prices in order to benefit the underprivileged members of our community. ALL profits from the sale of these items are then given to local charities which are selected by the Funds Committee of the Board of Directors.
Who benefits from Second Chance?
Many low-income families live in Fayette County. Because Second Chance makes a point of keeping the prices low, these families are able to purchase clothing and shoes for themselves and their children, as well as necessary household items and even small gifts.
Throughout the year, one time distributions are made for other non-profit organizations that provide human services in Fayette County. The Mexico Missions of both the First Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church are given clothing and other items that are usable but have not sold in the shop.
Generous gifts of merchandise from the community and elsewhere, as well as many hours of volunteer work by friends and members of the sponsoring churches, have made the above contributions possible.
Who operates Second Chance?
The resale store is run by a coalition of seven La Grange churches, which receive no monies from Second Chance:
Second Baptist, St. James Episcopal, St. Paul Lutheran, Sacred Heart Catholic, Mt. Calvary Lutheran, First United Methodist, First Presbyterian.
There are two permanent shop directors on staff; however, much of the work is done by unpaid volunteers from those seven churches.
What exactly do volunteers do?
There are no special skills needed. Volunteers sort, price items & display items and assist customers and other volunteers with purchases.
When are volunteers needed?
The receiving building is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More volunteers are always needed at the receiving building, whether or not you are affiliated with one of the above churches. Come any day and they will gladly put you to work! This entire operation is co-coordinated by our very own -- Lil Landry & Marilyn Gibson!
MONDAY - THURSDAY: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SATURDAYS - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM