Total awarded for 2022:  $161,500

​Total awarded for 2021:  $100,500

This mission of Second Chance Thrift Shop is to raise funds for charities in the Summerville area that support those members of our community that are most in need.  Food, clothing, shelter and other basic and life saving needs. 

Community Support Award Grants are our way of disbursing these funds.  

In the past 30 years, Second Chance has donated almost $1,000,000.00 to charities in our local community.  With the support of our volunteers, donors, and shoppers,  we are looking forward to increasing the reach of our mission.

Organizations that received funding in 2022, for a total amount of $161,500 are listed below.  To learn more about these wonderful organizations, and their impact on our community, click on the name.  You will be redirected to their website.  

HELP of Summerville  $28,000

Meals on Wheels of Summerville  $56,000

DCCO (Home of Hope and Hope's House).  $33.00

Katie's Krops  $14,000

CYDC (Carolina Youth Development Center)  $2,000

Doors to Freedom  $27,000

FreshStart Visions $1,500

We are implementing a new grant procedure for our Community Support Awards program.  Please follow the links below for additional information on requirements and the process to apply for a Community Support Award Grant.

If you have any questions about our Community Support Award Grants please email:

secondchancethriftsummerville@ gmail.com

First time grant applicants please use the link below:  

Prior 2022 grant recipients please use link below:        

October 27, 2022:  Second Chance Thrift Shop is very pleased to announce the 2022 Community Service Awards. Totaling $161,500.00, the Awards went to seven nonprofit organizations: Carolina Youth Development Center, DCCO (Home of Hope & Hope's House), Doors to Freedom, FreshStart Visions, HELP of Summerville, Katie’s Krops, and Meals on Wheels of Summerville. These groups serve the Summerville community in keeping with Second Chance’s mission, to raise funds to support local charities that help those most in need in our community.

L to R: Jenny Vicini-Executive Director, DCCO; Marty Thomas-Board of Directors, DCCO; Chuck Coward-Director of Development, Doors to Freedom; Tori Walters-Office Manager, HELP of Summerville; Collin Martin-Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels; Crystal Bovell-Executive Director, Meals on

Wheels; Kathy Whitfield, Board of Directors, HELP of Summerville; Molly Willard-Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels; Katie Stagliano-Founder & Chief Executive Gardener, Katie’s Krops.

Not pictured:
Carolina Youth Development Center, FreshStart Visions

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On August 19, 2021 Community Support Awards were presented to HELP of Summerville, DCCO (Home of Hope and Hope's House homeless shelters), and Meals on Wheels of Summerville. Each organization received $25,000. These organizations assist those most in need in our community! This money will be put to great use. Thank you for all you do for Summerville.

L-R: Tori Walters with HELP of Summerville; Marty Thomas with DCCO; Mary Ann Schoch with Second Chance; Bob Richards with Meals on Wheels; Julie Dugan with Second Chance; Don Nye with Meals on Wheels; Jan Hursey with Second Chance; and Pam Geisick with Second Chance.