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Second Chance Thrift Store

The Second Chance Thrift Store serves as both a retail store and a social enterprise to support the programs and services provided by Family Promise of Blount County. The thrift store offers a wide range of gently used and affordable items, including clothing, furniture, household goods, electronics, books, and more. The store operates on a donation-based model, relying on community members to contribute items they no longer need.

The store serves multiple purposes beyond its retail function. First and foremost, it provides a source of revenue for Family Promise of Blount County, helping to fund the organization’s programs and services. By shopping at the Second Chance Thrift Store, community members not only find great deals but also actively contribute to the fight against homelessness in their area.

Additionally, the thrift store acts as a valuable resource for families transitioning out of homelessness. Family Promise participants can receive vouchers to shop at the store, allowing them to select furniture and household items needed to establish a stable and comfortable home.

The Family Promise of Blount County Second Chance Thrift Store is more than just a retail establishment. It serves as a symbol of hope, resilience, and second chances for families in need. Through its combination of affordable shopping options, support for families transitioning out of homelessness, and financial support for the organization’s overall mission, the thrift store plays a crucial role in making a positive difference in the community.

"My wife I bought some dishes, a stack of records and some books from Second Chance. Allen and his staff are very helpful,I would recommend stopping by and having a look around. The shop is neat, organized and has a nice variety. This is thrifting with a purpose also as they use the shop and sales to work with getting families and people of our county a place to turn to."
"They have some beautiful things. The prices are reasonable, and it supports such a good cause. Check them out!"
"Very nice people. Good selection at great prices. And all proceeds go to a non-profit organization."

Thrift Store FAQs

What items are NOT accepted?

Due to limited space we can only take limited amounts of some items – thank you for your patience!

  • No console TV’s.
  • No exercise equipment.
  • No mattresses (Unless you are returning a NEW mattress to a company that will credit your donation as a return).


All donations must be made during store hours. If things are left on the porch unfortunately we have to throw them away.

How can I follow the Thrift Store on social media?

You can follow us on Facebook or Instagram!

Do you pick up large items?

Whenever possible, we are happy to pick up large donations such as furniture.

Please call 865-233-4737 and ask to schedule a pick-up time.

What items are accepted?
  • We accept gently used books, home decor, kitchen items (pots/pans/utensils), furniture, and toys.
  • We can take working appliances and working flat-screen TV’s.
  • Seasonal donations two months before that season (for example Christmas items can be donated in October and November).
  • Bed frames (no mattresses or box springs see Items: not accepting).
Why a store? How does this benefit the families we serve?

The proceeds from the Second Chance Thrift Store are used to fund Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Going Home Staying Home – a program for our graduates.

When is the store open?

Saturday and Monday 9am to 4pm / Tuesday- Friday 9am to 6pm

Where is the Thrift Store located?