Barb Smith and Jennifer Scharman open the Second Chance Thrift Shoppe
Volunteer Lyn Livermore provides customer service with a smile at the Thrift Shoppe

Looking for Volunteers

The Second Chance Thrift Shoppe is up and running again after some leg work to get the contents moved to a larger building and get the proper approval. We are looking for some dedicated volunteers to staff the shoppe. No retail experience is necessary.
We are looking for animal loving people who want to commit to a three hour shift working at the shop. At this time, we are open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. Volunteers need only commit to three hours, either 10-1 or 1-4. There is no minimum or maximum requirement.
Volunteers get 50% off the retail price of any purchases. They also get the satisfaction of knowing that the money raised is donated to animal rescue groups in our area.
Over the last 2 1/2 years, more than $50,000 has been raise and donated. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be part of the next $50,000 given to help abandoned, abused and neglected animals?
Please contact Gail Smith at 480-0336 for more information about volunteering.

Grand Re-Opening

The shoppe opened to a full house on Saturday. The newspaper sent a reporter who photographed the ribbon cutting. There were customers there prior to the actual opening time. There was a steady stream of customers and well wisher all day.
We are looking forward to another great year that will benefit a number of animal rescue and rehab groups. Thanks to all who participated in the opening as well as all who worked so hard to get the new place up an running!

Unexpected Glitch in Reopening

Due to a miscommunication, the thrift shoppe will not be able to open until June 27th with a grand opening adoption event on Saturday June 28th. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused any of our loyal customers. Believe me, we are just as disappointed as you are.
Please hang with us and plan to attend the Grand Reopening Weekend.

Friday the 13th – Lucky Day for Homeless Dogs and Cats

The shoppe will reopen the weekend of Friday June 13th /Saturday June 14th with extended hours of 10am -6pm.  Be sure to stop by and see the great new location, the familiar volunteer faces and the abundance of new merchandise.  We will be having an official grand re-opening at a later date.  Watch this site for news and events.

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped pull this together and keep this amazing adventure going.  Also, undying gratitude to the “extra” people who worked on the set up, Ronnie, Chuck and Sharon (there is a volunteer position waiting for you!!)

We’re Getting Closer!!

Things are moving along nicely. The new location has had new paint, a wallpaper border, some carpet and the windows and curtains washed. Many of the shelves have been installed and thanks to some great guys, there have been some new shelving units constructed to cleverly hide some old “diner stuff” that couldn’t be removed.

The target date for opening will be June 13th. Watch this site and the local papers for more news. New donations have been rolling in so expect new stuff!

Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Gail Smith at 687-3891 or 480-0336. Join a great group of people who have become friends because of their mutual love of animals.

Awesome Volunteers

The Second Chance Thrift Shoppe has some of the most awesome volunteers! On Saturday, May 3rd, 13 amazing people showed up to move the entire contents of the thrift shoppe to it’s new home about 5 miles down the road to the former Buzzy’s Diner on Rt. 20 in Morrisville. With trucks, trailers, SUVs and a lot of muscle, we were done in 3 hours. Thanks to all who helped move as well as all who did the packing before hand. Many of the same people I might add. What a fabulous bunch of people to be associated with. It remains a great pleasure to work with all of them.


The shoppe will be opening in its new location – the former Buzzy’s Diner building on Route 20 just west of the village of Morrisville.  The town requires some paperwork and the building requires some work but all that is currently in the works.
We are so thankful and so grateful to Jennifer and Franz Scharman for the generous donation of the building we formerly occupied in Bouckville. Their kind heartedness not only spawned the idea for the shoppe but their kindness allowed us to give nearly $50,000 to Wanderers’ Rest over the past 2 1/2 years. We can never thank them enough. While it is a big job to have to relocate, we understand their need for the building.
Besides, we have so outgrown the current space that this just pushed us a little harder to find a larger, more suitable location.
Watch this site and the Mid York Weekly for further information about the grand re-opening date.

Re-Opening for Two Weekends Only

Currently uncertain about the future of the Thrift Shoppe, we will be open on Friday and Saturday March 28th and 29th and again on April 4th and 5th for a 50% off sale. If we are able to relocate, it’s a great deal for you, the shopper, and us the people who will have to pack up and move. If the relocation will take a while, it’s still a great deal for you and easier for us to pack and store. Hope you turn out to wish us well! Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Winter is coming, we are going

We will be getting ready to close for the winter months so be sure to make the trip for the last great bargains of the year.  Our last weekend will be December 13th and 14th.  Stop out to see what specials we will be running for the last six weeks of the 2013 season.

One Last Raffle

We will be holding one last basket raffle for 2013.  All the money we have raised through the raffles is going to the new building campaign for Wanderers’ Rest.  Help us make this last one the biggest one.