Buying is the New Way of Giving in Caritas Margins Expo
On its 3rd consecutive year, Caritas Manila holds its Social Enterprise Expo “Buy and Give Expo 3” this September 23 to 25 in the Activity Center of Ayala TriNoma Mall, Quezon City. It launches Caritas Margins as the Social Brand to help end poverty. Caritas Margins provides skills and training to the urban poor communities and marginalized sector as well as honing them to become social entrepreneurs. It upholds each person’s dignity through the spirituality of work, the building of a culture of self-reliance and community empowerment, and inculcating the discipline of entrepreneurship and financial literacy. 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. The opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be led by His Excellency Most Rev. Rolando J. Tria Tirona, DD, Chairman of Episcopal Commission on Social Justice and Peace, and Archbishop of Archdiocese of Caceres together with Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila with special friends Julius and Tintin Babao (TV personalities and Caritas Manila donors), Mayor Herbert Bautista of Quezon City, and Amb. Leonida Vera (Trustee of Caritas Manila). Tintin Babao, a Mompreneur, will likewise be giving an inspirational message on entrepreneurship, and will likewise be donating copies of her children’s books and some of their family’s personal items for the Expo fundraising. Other celebrities who have donated their personal items for this event are: Chris Tiu, Caritas Manila Youth Ambassador, and his teammates in Rain or Shine PBA team, celebrity couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Senators Nene and Koko Pimentel, Senators Bam Aquino, Loren Legarda, and Nancy Binay, Charo Santos-Concio, Cherie Gil, Richard Yap, Aiza Seguerra, and many more. Get the chance to own your beloved celebrity’s personal items for a special cause! Celebration of the Holy Mass and Healing will be held every afternoon, with guests priests Rev. Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD and Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Hernando, M.B., and Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual on opening day. Come, shop and help, and enjoy variety shows with featured performing artists, Caritas Manila YSLEP scholars, and Caritas Margins product demonstration. BUY and GIVE Expo 3 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). To-date, Caritas Manila supports over 900 micro-entrepreneurs and more than 5,000 youth scholars nationwide. To know more about Caritas Manila, visit www.caritasmanila.org.ph. For your donations, please call our DonorCare lines 563-9311, 564-0205, 0999-7943455, 0905-4285001 and 0929-8343857.