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2nd Chance Resale Shop

Creating job opportunities, community, and a new way to support our mission.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2nd Chance Resale Store will be opening soon! By supporting our store, you'll be contributing to breaking the cycle of poverty and violence for the families we serve and helping us expand our services to reach even more families in need. The store will also provide great employment and vocational training opportunities for our resident moms.

Join our email list to be the first to receive exciting news and updates about the grand opening of the Resale Store. Every purchase you make will help us provide crucial support to single mothers and children in overcoming poverty and abuse. Thank you for joining us in this important mission!

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Why a Resale Shop?

Thrift Shop Worker

1. Empowering our Resident Mothers 
The 2nd Chance Resale Shop is an amazing opportunity for our resident mothers to acquire and hone valuable job skills. By working in the shop, they will develop essential skills such as customer service, inventory management, sales, and more. This hands-on experience will not only boost their confidence but also prepare them for future employment opportunities, helping them to become self-sufficient and independent.

2. The Resale Industry is Booming
The resale and thrift store industry is experiencing a significant surge in popularity. By opening the 2nd Chance Resale Shop, The Well of Mercy is tapping into this thriving market. This presents a prime opportunity for us to raise funds and garner support for our programs and mission, while also contributing positively to the growing resale industry.

 

3. Innovating for Greater Impact
Opening the 2nd Chance Resale Shop showcases our commitment to innovation and creativity in generating support for our programs and mission. This endeavor goes beyond traditional fundraising methods, allowing us to engage with our community in a unique and impactful way. Through the resale shop, we aim to create a sustainable source of revenue to support our program.

What will the store sell?

  • Clothing

  • Accessories

  • Footwear

  • Books

  • Furniture

  • Kitchenware

  • Home furnishings,

  • Household appliances

  • Merchandise,

  • Sporting goods 

49% of Millennials and Generation Z say that they prefer to shop in the resale sector instead of trying to find something that is new.

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Our Strategy

Phase 1: Project Initiation (complete)

Here, we defined the initial scope, goals, and business plan for the resale shop. 

Phase 2: Planning (complete)

We have developed a detailed project management plan that includes costs, risk assessment, and resource allocation. We have also assembled a project team and identified potential properties to pursue.

Phase 3: Execution

We are currently visiting, evaluating, and negotiating potential properties on the north side of Chicago.  We are going on tours and reviewing leases.  We aim to sign a lease and open the store by Fall of 2024.

We can do more together

Your support means everything!  You can support the 2nd Chance Resale Shop by making a general donation here or joining our email list to stay tuned for updates and be one of the first people to purchase items from the store!

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