1700 Ridgely Street, Baltimore, MD 21230



Original Cole Field House Flooring from UMD arrives!

WHAT?!? Guess who got the original end-floors from the University of Maryland College Park Cole Field House? WE DID!! Come check it out now on one of our huge walls. From 1955-2015, the iconic red & white “Maryland” floor has upheld millions of feet — athletes, performers, fans, students, politicians, […]

New Art Installation in Our Lobby ☼ “Opportunity Doors” by Baltimore Artists

Through early November, when you enter our store you’ll be greeted by bright artwork on reclaimed doors! This new art installation, called “Opportunity Doors,” showcases the inspiration of three Baltimore artists (on Instagram: @jeffreykentart @nikiamkigler @chriswilsonbaltimore). Read their sign below for more info, and spend some time up close to […]

CBS’s WJZ-13: “Second Chance, Inc. Provides Just That For Home Wares… And People”

October 11, 2017 | From BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Everything and everyone deserves a second chance. That’s the philosophy behind a local non-profit. Re-train, reclaim and renew. That’s the philosophy at Second Chance, Inc. The warehouse on Ridgely Street, and is 250,000 feet of stuff — furniture, lamps, sconces, book cases, […]

98 Rock’s Amelia Interviews SC’s President

In this 15 minute interview by the esteemed DJ, Amelia, our own CEO, Mark Foster, provides insight into some aspects of Second Chance you may not know about. And, yes – it ROCKS! Maryland Perspectives 10/8/17

Johns Hopkins President Visits SC with Volunteers!

Johns Hopkins volunteers pitch in for ninth annual President’s Day of Service Video: David Schmelick and Len Turner By Taylor Jade Powell Published 9/25/17 here. Volunteers from Johns Hopkins University traveled to more than 35 sites across Baltimore on Saturday to lend a hand during the ninth annual President’s Day […]

“Municipal Waste and the Benefits of Re-Use”

September 26, 2017 – “Municipal Waste and the Benefits of Re-Use” in Governing the States and Localities by Dr. Neil Seldman What’s going on in Baltimore shows how cities can profit both economically and socially from giving reusable materials a second life. In this piece written by the co-founder of the […]

SC Deconstructs a Marble Mansion in Avalon, NJ

Dismantling a multi-million dollar marble mansion??  Sure, WE GOT THIS!! The deconstruction of this massive marble homestead has been a great showcase of the strategic planning and tactical skills we’ve honed through 15+ years of “unbuilding” structures. And, yes, we’ll have LOTS of very nice marble for sale in the […]

2017 Best of Baltimore Award – “Best Store To Get Lost In!”

Although our influence extends the length of the East Coast, we truly love our city and are excited to be a Best of Baltimore winner once again! If you haven’t been here (or not in a while), be sure to plan a trip to discover why Baltimore Magazine considers us […]

Learn About Our Stormwater Management Initiative

During the past several months, Second Chance has undergone a comprehensive greening project to protect our local environment. You’ll notice the changes as soon as you arrive. By way of background, our rooftop and parking lot spans some 10 acres. Due to this extensive area of impervious surface, even light […]

2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award – 4th Consecutive Year!

We are grateful to all of you who helped Second Chance earn this prestigious recognition for a fourth consecutive year! We are humbled that so many people have affirmed the social, environmental, architectural and economic difference we’re making in Baltimore and beyond. Read the reviews that helped make us one […]