Second Chance Shop Raises $70,000

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Suffield Auxiliary Co-President Ellan Peterson, Village President and CEO Galo Rodriguez and Suffield Auxiliary Co-President Jayne Hastings

In the best of years, what the members of the Suffield Auxiliary do for The Village is remarkable. This year, their dedication has been truly inspiring. Despite a pandemic-driven multi-month shutdown of their Second Chance Shop, the Suffield Auxiliary stayed engaged, upheld a safe retail environment, reopened in the fall and managed to raise $70,000 to help support the tens of thousands of families and children served by The Village. Their donation was thanks to proceeds from shop revenue and a gift from the Sturgis Family Foundation.

For 65 years, the Suffield Auxiliary has been supporting The Village’s programs, which build a community of families who protect and nurture children by selling new and gently used clothing, accessories, antiques, toys and household items at their shop, run and managed by volunteers.

The Suffield Second Chance Shop and three others, located in Glastonbury, Simsbury and West Hartford, contributed a combined total of more than $400,000 to The Village this year and have raised more than $6,000,000 for The Village over the years, $1,000,000 of this remarkable contribution being generated by the Suffield Shop.

The Suffield Second Chance Shop is located at 116 Mountain Road and is open 10:00am-2:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Donations are only accepted during open hours. Visit or call 860-668-2841 for more information.

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