First Chance at “Second Chance”

A customer making a purchase at Second Chance.

The Friends of Matheny’s Second Chance thrift shop, which is closed for the summer, will reopen for one day on Wednesday, August 22 for “First Chance at Second Chance,” a preview of items available for sale when the shop reopens permanently on September 4.

The Second Chance Shop established a new record last season, raising more than $126,000, which was 48% more than the previous season’s $85,000. The shop was operating in a new location, a building adjacent to the Gladstone United Methodist Church. For several years prior to that, it had operated out of the church’s basement. Funds raised by the thrift shop help support several activities and programs at Matheny.