Caritas Margins opens the last leg of its Buy and Give Expo 5 on Monday at the Sunken Activity Center of Glorietta Mall in Makati City.
His Excellency Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco D.D. will grace the blessing and opening of the Expo on December 1 at 11 o’clock in the morning with guests Mr. Roberto de Ocampo, Ms. Hortie Lim, Ms. Nena Prieto and Ms. Emilie Cruz.
The Expo will run until December 3 and offers products by marginalized community partners of Caritas Margins, ranging from food, home and ladies accessories, personal-care products, gift items and decors. It will also feature artworks by resident inmates of penal communities cared for by Caritas Manila’s Restorative Justice Ministry.
Caritas Margins is a social enterprise that markets products of poor micro entrepreneurs all over the Philippines. To date, Caritas Margins supports over 900 micro entrepreneurs in Metro Manila and the provinces by providing them livelihood opportunities and marketing their products.
The three-day Expo will also make available products of Caritas Manila’s Segunda Mana, such as artworks and preloved items like clothes, shoes, bags, toys and home and fashion accessories at affordable prices. Segunda Mana, which advocates the 3Rs—reuse, reduce and recycle—provides employment to almost 6.7 percent of the unemployed from the urban-poor sector and livelihood to families who are engaged in trading as a source of income.
As Christmas is approaching, let us all make Caritas Margins’s Buy and Give Expo 5 a way to let everyone feel the grace and happiness in the birth of Jesus Christ. Let us all support the programs of Caritas Manila as it continues to help the less fortunate be blessed throughout the year.
Proceeds of the Expo are for the benefit of Caritas Manila’s flagship program, the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program, which supports more than 5,000 youth scholars nationwide.
The faithful are also encouraged to attend the Eucharistic Celebration to be held every five o’clock in the afternoon during the three-day event.
To know more about Caritas Manila, visit www.caritasmanila.org.ph. For your donations, call our DonorCare lines 563-9311, 564-0205, 0999-7943455, 0905-4285001 and 0929-8343857. Make it a habit to listen to Radio Veritas 846 in the AM band, or through live streaming at www.veritas846.ph. For comments, e-mail [email protected]