Second Chance Thrift Shop

A Mission of Brooks United Methodist Church

151 McIntosh Road
Brooks, Georgia
second chance logo               770-833-7512
Just a few houses east of Brooks Post Office on right side…just 10 minutes east of 
          Starr’s Mill High School
                 Hours of Operation:                  Thurs – Sat: Noon – 5:00pm
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Located in a 100+ year old house, our shop offers a unique setting for a warm and inviting shopping experience.  Many of our customers have become friends and often stop by just for a visit. You, too, will love our low prices, quality merchandise and warm atmosphere.
We have been in service to the community for 8 years.  We sell clothing for all ages, collectibles, books, linens, kitchen items, small furniture, toys and more.  We accept cash, checks and credit/debit cards and gift certificates are available.  Nearly 100% of the proceeds go directly to local and international missions. Be sure to find us on Facebook! 
How Can I Help?

Second Chance Thrift Shop needs YOU! We are currently in need of volunteers to work as Baggers or Cashiers on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays during the hours of Noon-5:00). Other opportunities to volunteer include sorting and pricing days.                               Contact Rev. Lesley Langford to volunteer:                                      This is a very fun and rewarding way to volunteer…come join us!


We are grateful for all gently used donations and accept them during our business hours.   Local ordinance prohibits leaving donations on exterior of premises when the shop is closed.
What do we accept and how do we prefer it?



Yes, please!  We love it!

No, thanks…

Clothing & Shoes

(all ages)

Gently used, freshly laundered, neatly folded

Items with stains/holes/smoky smell; men’s dress pant/suits


Belts, scarves, hats, jewelry, purses, wallets


 Books, CD’s, DVD’s

Fiction & Non-fiction in good condition, DVD’s and CD’s

Encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS


Small pieces (bookshelves, end tables, etc.)

Upholstered furniture, mattresses


Small appliances in working condition (e.g. coffee makers, lamps)

Large appliances (e.g. washing machines), large tools, microwaves


Items in working condition (e.g. alarm clocks)

Outdated items that don’t work, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, large speakers

Home Décor

Accent pieces, baskets, decorative pillows, framed art, etc.


 Kitchen Items

Anything in good, useable condition



Gently used

Broken items, Car seats, Cribs


Please call before bringing large amounts of donations. We are a small shop with limited storage, so please check to see if we have adequate space and staff to receive your donation.  And yes, we give out tax receipts!


IMG_6389          When Can Donations Be Dropped off? 
Any Thursday, Friday or Saturday, Noon-5:00.


                     Where Do the Proceeds Go?
Fayette Samaritan, Fayette Senior Services,  Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank, Fayette Care Clinic, United Methodist Children’s Home, Department of Family and Children’s Services,  Brooks United Methodist Church Missions and Ministries and Brooks UMC Food Pantry. 


What Donations Are Most Needed?
                                 Kitchen Items, Jewelry, Small furniture, decorative items


Thank you for helping us help others!

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