Second Chance Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   41 reviews

Issues: Job Training

Location: 1700 Ridgely Street Baltimore MD 21230 USA

Mission: The Second Chance mission is to retrain and create employment for displaced and unemployed workers in deconstruction methods; reclaim building material to reduce demolition debris overloading landfills; and renew materials to preserve the region’s rich architectural heritage. As a result, Second Chance provides jobs and a green collar workforce, protects the natural environment, and preserves our architectural heritage.
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EIN 52-2276640
410-385-1101
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Great place. Great group of people. Have never gone here and left empty handed. Highly recommend to others.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Amazing Customer Service!! We needed help with Coffee Bags and Chuck was right there to offer his services today!! Could not have started out project without his Amazing help! All the employees there are always so helpful! We are repeat customers! Quality items at amazing prices!!! Thank You for being such a Huge part of Baltimore!!!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Great place for unique pieces and the staff is great! Incredible mission of re-using items and caring for people so that they can receive job skills and hope. Nice of them to be open on Sundays after the Raven's games too ;-)

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I visit and support Second Chance as often as possible, I always find amazing things and leave with not only different pieces but lots of inspiration. The staff and crew are exceptional! Friendly& helpful always!! The work they do for the community and its people is to be commended!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Second Chance, Inc. is an amazing place! We began originally to find time period piece for our 1929 Baltimore rowhouse. The one thing that stands out is the customer service. From the time we walked in we couldn't have asked for better customer service. We have been back many times (often for things we didn't NEED but had to have) and are always amazed at the level of friendliness and helpfulness of everyone there - even when we are just wandering around.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Amazing place to find that item you really need to enchance your home. At a fantastic price too! Great customer service! The gentleman that was helping me ran out of the item I needed. He told me where to go to get it. I bought some items from Second Chance and I am totally satisfied with them!! A+++++++++++ I am a loyal customer for life!!! And Thank You for the free old window out front. You are truly an asset to the community of Baltimore and Maryland!!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I am renovating my home and wanted to do so in an environmentally friendly way. I stumbled upon Second Chance about a year ago. This is one of the best second hand stores that I have ever visited. Their warehouse is huge and their inventory changes daily. Their prices are incredibly competitive and with most items they will provide further reductions where they can. I live in Montgomery County but visit the store at least once a month in person and check out their website weekly to see the new items they have gotten it. For items that they have difficulty selling, they will a few times a year place those items in their parking lot for free. I strongly encourage you to visit this store, you won't be disappointed.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Hello,

I came to Second Chance looking for 1960 props for my son's middle school play "Hairspray".
I've received an excellent customer service by Nate Butler, one of the sale person working on the floor.
Nate patiently took the time to help me find the material I needed; he was very courteous and professional.
We finally found a piece I needed for the school - plus a little gift for a friend - all at a super price!

Awesome experience! Bravo Nate!

Sonia T.
nutella0865@gmail.com

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open more places like this!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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4 people found this review helpful

My custom home builder recommended Second Chance to do deconstruction before the demolition work. I am glad to have this opportunity to work with your company. The deconsturction work recycled useful materials in stead of dumping to the landfield. I am pleased to see the cherry wood floor got reused. It also provides on site job training. What a fantastic job your crew has carried out! I am very impressed with the professionalism your crew has displayed, the quality of work to maintain the site clean and in order. Also your management process has made the entire process easier to the home owner. Thanks!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I hired Second Chance to do a reclamation and demolition of a small cabin at our new property about an hour north of Baltimore in June of 2013. I had heard about them through a friend that used their services for a project in Bethany Beach, Delaware that was very satisfied.

The team was focused and really took pride in their work, and I could not have been more pleased with the work that was done with all hand tools.

Would highly recommend this organization for anyone considering using their services and helping to develop and train future construction workers in all aspects of this line of work.

See article below written in the local Chester County paper:

http://www.chestercounty.com/2013/06/25/9058/deconstruction-project-program-visits-landenberg

Stan L

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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