Total awarded for 2022 is $61,500!

  • HELP of Summerville:  $18,0000

  • Meals on Wheels of Summerville: $18,000

  • DCCO (Home of Hope and Hope's House): $18,000

  • Katie's Krops:  $2,000

  • CYDC (Carolina Youth Development Center): $2,000

  • Doors to Freedom: $2,000

  • FreshStart Visions: $1,500

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 2021, for a total amount of $100,500 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  $34,000

Meals on Wheels of Summerville  $29,500

DCCO (Home of Hope and Hope's House).  $29,500

Katie's Krops  $2,500

CYDC (Carolina Youth Development Center)  $2,500

Doors to Freedom  $2,500

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:


First time grant applicants please use the link below:  

Prior 2022 grant recipients please use link below:        

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On August 19, 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.