Steps to Hope Thrift Store reopens with fresh look, renewed purpose

Published 11:44 am Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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COLUMBUS—After a week and a half of anticipation, the community’s beloved second-hand store unveiled its new identity and revitalized appearance. Renamed “Steps to Hope Thrift Store,” formerly known as Second Chance Thrift Store, the establishment has undergone extensive renovations to provide an enhanced shopping experience while maintaining its commitment to supporting Steps to Hope.

With a grand reopening on March 8, Steps to Hope Thrift Store invited community members old and new to discover its transformed interior. The renovations included a fresh coat of paint, breathing new life into the store’s ambiance, and a sturdy new roof that promises protection and durability for years to come.

“Our journey to this moment has been one of dedication and community spirit,” said Diane Nelson, Executive Director of Steps to Hope. “As we prepare to welcome everyone back, we’re filled with excitement to show off our revitalized space. The store’s mission remains unwavering—to offer affordable treasures while supporting our cause that brings hope and change to our community.”

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Shoppers can expect to find an array of quality items, from clothing and accessories to household goods and furniture, still at budget-friendly prices.

Steps to Hope Thrift Store extends its gratitude to the community for its ongoing support and invites everyone to join the celebration of its reopening.

For more information, visit or follow Steps to Hope Thrift Store on Facebook.

Steps to Hope is the domestic violence and sexual assault center located in Columbus serving Polk County and the Upstate. To learn more about the agency and its services, visit



Submitted by Jessica Cashwell