Monday, May 12, 2014
14th Segunda Mana Charity Shop Opens at Metropoint Mall Pasay
Another store for the “ Donation-in Kind Program” of Caritas Manila, Segunda Mana opens and its the 14th charity shop which helps both poor and middle class people to have a good quality things at a more affordable price , opens last May 9, 2014 at Metropoint Mall, Pasay City.
Rev. Fr. Roberto de la Cruz, the Archdiocesan Minister for Restorative justice, graces leads the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony of the newest branch.
Pre-loved items such as clothes, shoes, bags, toys , home and fashion accessories are donated by generous companies, organizations and individuals which are offered at friendly prices in Segunda Mana stalls.
It’s the mission of Caritas Manila to instill the value of giving as a way of life. Through its pro-poor programs and efforts, they help sustain and upheld the organization’s mission to develop and empower the disadvantaged and the vulnerable. Caritas Manila’s flagship program focuses on education for the underprivileged youth under its Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) which currently supports 4,000 students. YSLEP is an integrated youth development program that develops the youth’s potential in terms of knowledge, skills and attitude and trains them to become leaders. It utilizes training and formulation that emphasize not just academic excellence but leadership while cultivating moral integrity and social commitment to the poor.
This is the 14th branch and the 12th mall-based store for Segunda Mana. Other branches are located at Makati Cinema Square, Isetann Cinerama Complex, Harrison Plaza, Star-Mall Edsa,Star Mall Alabang, Victory Central Mall, Victory Shopping Center, Victory Pasay Mall, Farmers Plaza, Sta Lucia Mall, Riverbank Center Marikina, San Roque Cathedral and in Caritas Manila Head Office.
Metropoint Mall’s owners and management granted free space and stall for this program of Caritas Manila.
A Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual, Caritas Manila’s Executive Director’s put it “Buying is the New way of Giving”.