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Local professionals appointed co-chairs of The Village’s new Second Chance Boutique

The Village is pleased to appoint Carol Waxman of West Hartford and Angela Miller of Enfield as the co-chairs of the new West Hartford Auxiliary and Second Chance Boutique.

Carol Waxman is a Children’s Services Librarian at the West Hartford Public Library. A strong advocate for children, she was appointed an ambassador to The Village in 2017 and is looking forward to supporting The Village even further in this new endeavor.

Angela Miller is a certified TLS Health & Wellness Coach and Internet Franchise Owner. She is excited to bring her experience and knowledge as a volunteer with the Suffield Second Chance Shop to this new West Hartford venture.

The new Second Chance Boutique is slated to open on January 5th, 2019, and is located at 175 Park Road in West Hartford (formerly the Junior League of Hartford’s Clothes Horse shop). The Village’s three other Second Chance Shops − in Glastonbury, Simsbury and Suffield − have been successfully run by volunteer Auxiliaries for over 60 years. Last year, they collectively raised nearly $280,000 in support of The Village. Over the 60 years, they raised $5.5 million.

Starting Saturday, November 3, the Boutique will be accepting donations of new or gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, as well as accessories, antiques and collectibles, books, holiday items, household items and jewelry. Drop-off hours at the store will take place from 10am-1pm on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, December 15. The shop will not be open for donations the week of November 19.

Do you have questions or want to get involved in launching the Second Chance Boutique? Various volunteer opportunities and shifts are available. Contact Jennifer Meligonis DeJohn at or 860-297-0519.


About The Village
For more than 200 years, The Village for Families & Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We fulfill this mission by providing a full range of behavioral health treatment and support services for children and adults – including parenting education classes, outpatient mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, and foster care and adoption – which help them achieve real and meaningful change in their lives. For more information, visit or call 860-236-4511.

Pictured (attached): Carol Waxman and Angela Miller, co-chairs of The Village’s new West Hartford Auxiliary and Second Chance Boutique, accept the keys to the Boutique from Donna Jolly, Vice President for Advancement.