Your donation can help provide a 2nd Chance for someone who's ready, right now.
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650,000 people are released from prison in the U.S. every year, and a few million more (!) are released from local jails, often with no money, no job, no housing, not eligible for most public assistance programs and legally barredfrom most of the skilled trades and many other professions.
Over 50% are then back in prison within 3-5 years, at a devastating cost to them, to their families, and to society.
The #1 predictor of success for these individuals is access to jobs that pay a living wage, and that's our mission at 2nd Chance Planet.
We have opened our first job training and employment center, by buying a new and used office furniture store in West Hartford, CT. We are using this business to put formerly incarcerated people to work in the reuse and recycling industries, giving the planet a 2nd Chance, too.
For initial operating capital, we received a loan of $15,000 from The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, funded by The Andy Schatz & Barbara Wolf Family Foundation.
We have many needs. Our three trucks are all from the 90's and need substantial maintenance work. None of them has a lift-gate, which means workers have to take unnecessary risks loading and unloading heavy furniture.
Inside the store, we need new ceilings, wall coverings, floors in some areas, and more.
Your donation will really help!
Please don't hesitate to call me directly with any questions, comments, or ideas.