The Village Auxilians and Second Chance Shops


The Village – and the children and families we serve – are fortunate to have the support of more than 500 volunteer Auxilians, who among other things, run our Second Chance Shops in Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford.

Locations and hours

Glastonbury Second Chance Shop

730 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Open Wednesdays only, 11am- 3pm
Not accepting donations

Simsbury Second Chance Shop

12 Station Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

Shop will reopen after Labor Day
Open Mondays for donations, 9:30am-1pm

Suffield Second Chance Shop

116 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078

Shop will reopen after Labor Day
Open Thursdays for donations, 10am-2pm

West Hartford Second Chance Shop

175 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Open Saturday’s only, 10am- 2pm
Accepting donations during this time

About the Auxiliary

The shops accept donations of and sell clean, gently used items in support of our programs. Last year, the auxiliaries contributed $342,000 to The Village.

We appreciate the commitment Auxiliary volunteers have made to our mission – for over 50 years. The dollars they raise are critical and the role they play in spreading the word about our work is equally valuable – and inspirational.

If you are committed to giving back to the community and playing a part in improving the lives of others, you might enjoy being a member of The Village Auxiliary, and volunteering in one of our Second Chance Shops.

Volunteers commit a few hours per month to staff the store and organize merchandise. Leadership opportunities are also available. Auxilians also attend social events and meetings to learn about The Village and our mission to help children and families within our community.

Or you might donate your clean, gently used clothing and household items. Or perhaps you’re looking for a bargain and want to shop at one of the Second Chance Shops. We appreciate you, however you choose to support us!

For more information, contact us at 860-297-0544 or