Caritas Margins, the Social Enterprise Marketing arm of Caritas Manila will hold its fourth “Buy and Give Expo ” from September 16, 2016 to September 18, 2016 at the Alabang Town Center.
Bishop of Paranaque, Most Rev. Jesse Mercado will lead the blessing of the Expo opening on September 16 at 10am. The 3-day Expo will showcase various Caritas Margins products from different marginalized community partners, ranging from food, home and ladies accessories, personal care products, artwork from resident inmates of penal communities cared by Caritas Restorative Justice Ministry, and other gift items and decors. During this event, the e-commerce website where shoppers can buy online will also be launched, as well as new natural products.
There will be healing masses every 6pm. Also, musical performances of artists such as Kulas Basilonia, Zea Santiago, Andre Paliza and Hazel Nemis among others will be featured.
As the Social Brand to help end poverty, Caritas Margins markets products of marginalized communities & micro enterprises in the country. It also provides skills and training to the urban poor communities and marginalized sector as well as honing them to become social entrepreneurs.
Caritas Margins not only supports the livelihood of micro-entrepreneurs, but likewise helps send youth to college through Caritas Manila’s flagship program, Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP). There are more than 5,000 youth scholars nationwide being assisted by Caritas Manila’s YSLEP.
Caritas Margins Buy and Give Expo 4 is co-presented by Metro Pacific Investment Corporation, PLDT Home, Smart Communications Inc., Cardinal Santos Medical Centre and Cardinal Medical Charities Foundation, St. Scholastica’s College, Lyceum of the Philippines, Alabang Town Centre, Radio Veritas and TV Maria.
To donate and support Caritas Manila’s programs for the poor, visit www.caritasmanila.org.ph and call our DonorCare lines 563-9311, 564-0205, 0999-7943455, 0905-4285001 and 0929-8343857. (Radyo Veritas)