Second Chance Thrift Shop

Everyone deserves a second chance. That goes for things, too.
Better yet, things that can benefit people with special needs.

With just that idea in mind, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra opened the Second Chance Thrift Shop in Mammoth Lakes on October 14, 2009, thanks to the vision of Executive Director Kathy Copeland. “This has been a dream of mine,” she said.

Copeland originally hails from Vermont and has lived in Mammoth since 1971. For the last seven years, she has hosted yard sales at her home with contributions from the community to benefit DSES.

But as overflow items began to accumulate, she realized a retail store could provide year-round benefits for the town and for people with special needs. The Second Chance Thrift Shop benefits Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. All proceeds will support outdoor adventure, and the shop will allow our students to get valuable work experience as well.

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