Philly non-profit mistaken for controversial 'Second Mile' charity

PHILADELPHIA - Second Mile Center is a West Philadelphia thrift store that is mistakenly being related to Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile Charity...

The Penn State child sex abuse scandal has shocked the nation and made at least one West Philadelphia non-profit a victim of mistaken identity.

Business has dropped about 30 percent over the past week or so at the Second Mile Center Thrift Store at 45th and Walnut Streets, the organization says.

The West Philly thrift store, where you can get great deals, has absolutely no connection to “The Second Mile” organization at the center of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal that rocked State College last week.

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“We are being in essence silently victimized by the story in a way that we don’t seem to be able to control,” said thrift store worker Gerry Sterrett.

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The West Philly non-profit even put out signs to let the public know that they have no connection to Sandusky or the scandal.

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