Our Story

The birth and growth of #SecondChances

#SecondChances is a journey that many people are watching closely. As the first non-profit company in South Africa that creates social upliftment via social media, #SecondChances invites its followers to assist, and to watch the highs and lows that come with life transformations.

#SecondChances highlights the daily struggles of unemployment, addiction, hopelessness and the cycle of abuse. It reminds us that our circumstances need not be permanent, but that with a helping hand, perseverance and hard work, people can successfully get their second chance. This comes in the form of employment, sobriety, education and sponsorships, among others.

#SecondChances uses social media to bring the country’s (and in some cases, the world’s) attention to individuals in need. These individuals come to #SecondChances through recommendations, direct requests, and more frequently, by being tagged on social media platforms. #SecondChances has created a new definition of ‘the power of social media’.

How old are we?

#SecondChances is just a baby – with big dreams! Started in 2015, the charity hopes to continue from strength to strength with the support of our amazing contributors!

Just believe

At some point we all need a bit of help – together we can change the world! It just takes believing in second chances, to help those in need!

Pam Green

Learn about our founder, Pam Green, and her story on the Pam Green page. Thank you for helping Pam to reach her dreams.

Donate to help change lives

A monthly or once-off donation to #SecondChances helps us to continue changing lives. A donation of even a few rand a month will make a big difference! Please consider helping us reach our goals!

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How to help

#SecondChances is passionate about empowering people. Our greatest reward is being able to enrich the lives of those we help – seeing them overcome their obstacles, and ultimately, succeeding at life.

A second chance can be even better than the first!

Set up a monthly donation or join one of our monthly events, such as Spread the Bread. We always need volunteers.

Meet the team

If you would like to learn who is behind #SecondChances, please visit our Staff page or Pam Green’s story.