The Village’s Second Chance Shops Raise More Than $440,000 To Help Children, Adults and Families in Need

August 19, 2022

Thanks to the patronage of shoppers across Greater Hartford and the dedication of volunteers, The Village for Families & Children’s four Second Chance Shops—in West Hartford, Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield—have raised a combined $440,300 this year to support The Village’s services at that help families in need face and overcome challenges in order to heal and thrive.

For more than 60 years, the Second Chance Shops have been supporting The Village’s programs that build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children by selling new and gently used clothing, accessories, antiques, toys and household items.

The Shops are run and managed by entirely by volunteers, and all proceeds help support The Village’s broad range of services for children, adults and families, including behavioral health services, basic needs and family strengthening support, financial coaching and more.

In addition to supporting The Village, The Shops are instrumental in providing an outlet to give new and gently-used clothing a second life and provide affordable, high-quality clothing options in the communities they serve. In their more than 60 years in operation, proceeds from the Second Chance Shops have brought in more than $6 million to support The Village.

The Second Chance Shops each presented their grand total raised in the last year to Village President & CEO Galo Rodriguez and COO Hector Glynn this summer. Donations of new or gently used clothing are accepted during each Shop’s normal business hours. To learn more visit

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