LA GRANGE, TEXAS, May 28, 2020 – Second Chance Emporium will resume accepting donations on Monday, June 1, and reopen for sales on Friday, June 5, adhering to state and county directives to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

To shop at Second Chance:

  • *  Shoppers and volunteers must wear face masks or face coverings at all times,
  • *  A limit of 75 shoppers will be allowed in at one time.
  • *  Before entering, shoppers should sanitize their hands using a touchless sanitizing machine provided by Second Chance at store entrance.
  • *  Children under the age of 16 will not be allowed in.
  • *  Handheld shopping baskets will no longer be available. Customers may bring their own shopping bags. A limited number will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • *  Shoppers should adhere to the six-foot social distancing markers outside the entrance, as well as on the floor at the checkout line.
  • *  Shoppers should respect others by maintaining six-foot social distancing on the sales floor.
  • *  Other safety measures may be implemented on an as-needed basis.

  • Starting Friday, June 5, Second Chance will be open 9:00 am - 3:00 pm each Friday and Saturday.


To donate to Second Chance:

  • *  Make drop-offs Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am- 2:30 pm, 
  • *  Leave items outside the designated drop-off area to be sanitized before they are brought inside for processing,
  • *  Adhere to six-foot social distancing around others making donations, as well as those manning the donations area,
  • *  Place item(s) in the appropriate labeled shopping carts,
  • *  Please do not leave donations after hours or drop them outside the gated area.


“We look forward to restarting Second Chance, while adhering to the guidelines set forth to keep both our volunteers and shoppers safe,” said Gayle Schielack, Store Director.  “We will continue to monitor state and county directives regarding the COVID-19 virus and implement changes in our operations when appropriate.” 

Since it was organized in 1996, Second Chance Emporium has provided $2.8 million to Fayette County non-profit charitable organizations. 

We are a non-profit resale shop serving all of Fayette County.  We are run by a coalition of seven local churches representing different denominations.  The majority of the work is performed by unpaid volunteers from the member churches, as well as the community at large.  These churches receive no monies or in-kind donations from Second Chance for the service hours their parishioners donate. 


Second Chance accepts donations of clothing, shoes, household goods, furniture, etc., in good, working, usable condition from the public, and resells items at very low prices in order to benefit the underprivileged members of our community.  Profits from the sale of these items  are distributed to local charities, which have applied for funding and been selected by the Second Chance Emporium's Board of Directors.





Our new 20,000 square foot facility is now open for business!  We can accommodate many more people at any given time, with room to spare thanks to our nice, wide aisles.  Be sure and visit our Facebook page for videos and photos of the new store.  Also, every Thursday we post pictures of many of the items we have for sale that week.  


Second Chance Matching Funds Account

Fayette Savings Bank

P O Box M

La Grange, TX  78945

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Second Chance gladly accepts your tax deductible donations of new or gently used:


  • kitchen & household items
  • antiques & collectibles
  • bedding,  linens & towels
  • clothing & shoes
  • furniture
  • dishes
  • books
  • jewelry
  • toys
  • small appliances

We CANNOT accept televisions, computers, or monitors as we do not have the ability to test or repair these.   Thank you for your cooperation!

Your donations are tax deductible!   We could not do this without you!

Voted Fayette County Readers' Choice "Best Resale/Thrift Shop"






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