A second chance for people, products | PostIndependent.com

A second chance for people, products

Heidi Rice
Special to the Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Jury Jerome Post Independent

NEW CASTLE, Colorado – Everyone deserves a second chance – whether it be a person or a product. And that’s the philosophy behind the Second Chance Thrift Shop in New Castle, which recently opened under new management.

Located just east of Mr. T’s Hardware store and downstairs from Brad’s Electric on Highway 335 across the Colorado River from the town of New Castle, Second Chance sells a variety of items from housewares, building materials, tools, sporting goods, clothes and more.

“We’re a nonprofit organization, and we take donations, which are also tax-deductible,” said Georgene Jackson, manager of the store, which operates its nonprofit status in conjunction with the Crossroads Academy in New Castle. “The money from the thrift store goes to at-risk youth in the community or students that go to non-government funded schools.”

Second Chance also plans to hire at-risk youth and teach them customer service and business skills.

Those wishing to donate items to the thrift store should make sure they are clean and in relatively good condition.

“We’re looking for items that deserve a second chance – just like people,” Jackson said.

And some of the items are even free, she added.

Second Chance Thrift Shop is open from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (970) 984-0626.

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