Friends of Upland Animal Shelter

Holiday Fun at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop

14 Dec 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Edward Pola and George Wyle

We are having so much fun helping our customers get ready for the holidays at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop that we wanted to share it with you.  Every day, all day, we are bringing out more holiday items to display throughout the store, listening to holiday music, and greeting customers, old and new alike.

The Snowperson Family and Holiday Trees

We’ve been looking through all the donations when they first come in and making sure all the holiday items get on the floor fast – a kind of “holiday item triage.”  (Seeing all the new stuff is part of the fun.) Thank you to Sharon, Nanell, Monica, and Sylvia, some of our long-time volunteers, for making these items a priority.

It’s a lot of work, but we've been sustaining ourselves with a variety of treats.  Thank you Sylvia for the delicious brownies!

Brownies for sustenance...our version of Lembas Bread

We are truly amazed and thankful for the generous donations we receive every day.  If you follow us on Facebook, you can see all the new and interesting things we get in.

Just yesterday, we received a lovely Dress Form Tree…a la Pinterest.  Kudos to Linda, one of our long-time volunteers and new employee, for restoring it to its original splendor.

Beautiful Dress Form Holiday Tree

In case you haven’t been in yet this season, we have all the basic supplies you need at great prices.  Wrapping supplies, tree trimming supplies, trees, wreaths, holiday lights, and much more. You might want to stop here first before you go to your regular stores to see if we’ve got something you need at a fraction of the cost.

Baking gifts this year?  We've got lots of tins, boxes, and platters.

Grab bags of wrapping supplies, ornaments, and other "smalls."

We have lots of boxed ornaments.

Lots of boxed and individual holiday cards.

Mix and match individual ornaments.

Baking Supplies

More Baking Supplies

Being a thrift shop and all, we also have a lot of unique and collectible items and antique furniture that you won’t find in a regular store. These pieces can make interesting and wonderful gifts.

Any Paul Bunyan fans out there?

Vintage Sleigh Ride

Plus, we've got a lot of gently-used merchandise in every category that can make great gifts.  Jewelry, electronics, sports equipment, books, figurines, and more.

  Any budding astronomers out there?

Lots of games, toys, and kid's grab bags.

Going to a “white elephant” gift exchange? We’ve got a variety of options.  (Hey, we’re not too proud to admit it.)

"Wow! Only a true friend would be that truly honest."

Looking for something nice to wear to a party? We've got a lot of dressy, gently-worn clothing.  Or, still looking for the perfect "ugly" sweater?  We just reduced our prices.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Our last mini-parking lot sale is this Saturday, December 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We are bringing out the last of the holiday items that have been in storage.

Thanks Issac, for volunteering at the mini-lot sales.

We’ll also have more kittens for adoption this Saturday as part of our “100 Cat Challenge.”  We never forget this is why we do what we do at 2nd give lost and abandoned animals at the shelter their second chance.

The adoption fee for all cats and kittens is $25.00 through December 31.  Plus, you’ll receive a $10 gift certificate for anything at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop.



And last, but not least, we hope to see you at our Holiday Celebration on December 21.  Come enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with us all day. Plus, help us kick off our 50% off sale on all holiday items, which runs December 21 through December 24.

If you ever want to join the fun and volunteer at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop, we would welcome you.  Please send an e-mail to Jolynne Flores at to sign up today.  Jolynne is a long-time volunteer turned staff member who will be helping to welcome new volunteers.

P.S.  We'll be closing early at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 and will be closed on December 25.

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