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Love Letter to Baltimore

October 14, 2014 – “Love Letter to Baltimore” on SouthBMore.com The exterior walls of Second Chance Inc. proudly display the latest installment in public artist Steve Power’s project “Love Letters to Baltimore.” With sponsorship from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Second Chance was selected as one of […]


Old Becomes New – Katie’s Bedroom Project

March 31, 2014 – “Old Becomes New – Katie’s Bedroom Project” in Alexandra Design Finds by Alenandra Here’s a sample of a designer’s blog that showcases salvaged materials available for sale at our store, which are then repurposed in beautiful ways. “Katie found these vintage shutters for $30 at Second […]


New Life at Second Chance Resale

March 31, 2014 – “New Life at Second Chance Resale” in Chesapeake Inspired by Katie Riley At Second Chance Inc., an antique and architectural salvage emporium in downtown Baltimore, everything old is new again. The 200,000-square-foot warehouse off of I-295 houses a wonderland of architectural salvage, home décor items and […]


A Serene Sanctuary on the Wye River

March 11, 2014 – “A Serene Sanctuary on the Wye River” in What’s Up? Magazine (Eastern Shore) by By 
Lurdes Abruscato It was a special privilege for Second Chance’s deconstruction team to be a part of recycling this historic structure featured on the cover of this magazine.  “Whirlwind activity began […]


Nonprofit Recycles Old Fredericksburg House

September 28, 2013 – “Nonprofit Recycles Old Fredericksburg House” in The Free Lance-Star by Bridget Balch Here is a short, informative case study that sheds light on our deconstruction services and mission in general.


Deconstruction Project Program Visits Landenberg

June 25, 2013 – “Deconstruction Project Program Visits Landenberg” in Chester County Press by Richard L. Gaw   This excellent article tracks how “Landenberg served as a recent work site for Second Chance, a Baltimore-based program designed to give inner-city young men the opportunity to deconstruct homes and salvage usable materials […]


Government Is Broken, But There Is Another Way to Heal What Ails Us

July 9, 2013 – “Government Is Broken, But There Is Another Way to Heal What Ails Us” in The Baltimore Sun by Vann R. Ellison The subtitle says it all: “Social welfare organizations can fill in where partisanship has eroded the safety net.”  The article concludes: “[S]ocial enterprises are transforming […]


Re-purposeful decor: home designers, too, can reduce, reuse and recycle

April 25, 2013 – “Re-purposeful decor: home designers, too, can reduce, reuse and recycle” in The Washington Post by Janet Bennett Kelly Green designer and consultant Topher Paterno uses these criteria for judging the eco-friendliness of decor: Is it reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable, renewable or have green intent? As for where […]


Salvage Firm Reclaims Past, Builds Futures

August 6, 2012 – “Salvage Firm Reclaims Past, Builds Futures” Voice of America by Julie Taboh This article aptly captures the big picture of Second Chance, along with the positive impact made on real lives.  Links to a professionally produced radio spot and video segment are available on the same […]


It’s a Second Chance for Goods and People

August 3, 2012 – “It’s a Second Chance for Goods and People” in The Daily Record by Lizzy McLellan. The article begins….  “At first glance, Second Chance looks like a second-hand furniture and building materials shop.   And it is.  But the nonprofit is not only a deconstruction company and a […]