“Community Spotlight Festival” – November’s Local Vendors in Our Store!


Starting this November and into next year, we will continue our support of the community through our new “Community Spotlight Festival!” We will provide space within our retail warehouse to highlight local artisans, nonprofits, and small business enterprises that help our community thrive.

Each month 3-4 participants will showcase their business and mission, from providing support to formerly enslaved women to candy makers opening their kitchen to upcoming entrepreneurs.   Our goal is to solidify the idea of community and community support, particularly during these challenging times.

Enjoy discovering and interacting with your “community” while shopping at Second Chance and supporting our mission! The first three special guests joining us are….

Trades of Hope

TOH loves people and we put our artisans first. We engage in dignified partnerships that provide a marketplace for women to promote their business, enabling them to avoid the destructive forces of poverty and trafficking.

When you purchase these hand-made, fair-trade items you become part of the cycle of sustainability that allows women to change their circumstances. Instead of being a passive recipient of charity, they become an active person of influence in their families, their community and even their country!

When you shop with Kara, not only will you create an opportunity for dignified work and receive a beautiful product, but you will also invest in the lives of women who have survived the trauma of trafficking right here in the United States. All sales from this event will contribute to Elevate Academy, an innovative online school created BY survivors of human trafficking FOR survivors of human trafficking.

Just Brittle

Specializing in artisan brittle, gourmet popcorn, and handcrafted chocolates, female and black-owned, Natasha’s Just Brittle takes pride in using the freshest preservative-free ingredients. Beginning with cooking in her grandmother’s kitchen, Natasha now has her own commercial store outfitted with finds from Second Chance and opened to others striving to become entrepreneurs.

Thread Coffee

Thread Coffee Roasters is a women and queer employee-owned roaster based in Baltimore, Maryland. In our city and far away, we support other democratically-run organizations fighting for a better world. Thread Coffee is a WBENC, women-owned business, and B Corp certified roasting Fair-Trade and Organic.