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Five years after the first the Segunda Mana store was opened in 2009 inside the Caritas Manila compound in Pandacan, Manila, the Catholic church’s first charity store now has 16 branches all over Mega Manila and nearby provinces!

Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual, the Executive Director of Caritas Manila led the ceremonial opening of the NGO’s 16th Segunda Mana store at the Northbound Platform of the MRT Greenfield District Station, Mandaluyong City last November 15 at 10:00am.

Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila
Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila

Joining Fr. Pascual were Jeffrey Campos, Chairman and President of the Greenfield Development Corporation and Caritas Manila benefactor Dona Nena Prieto.

Mr. Jeffrey Campos, Dona Nena Prieto and Fr. Anton Pascual for the ribbon cutting
Mr. Jeffrey Campos, Dona Nena Prieto and Fr. Anton Pascual for the ribbon cutting
It's now open!
It’s now open!

The new Segunda Mana store, conveniently situated right near the second floor exit-entrance of the mall, was given by Greenfield Development Corp., to Caritas Manila free of charge together with an 870 SQM warehouse located inside the Greenfield District Mall.  Apart from these, Greenfield and Mr. Campos has been a supporter of Caritas Manila programs for the poor for many years already.

Caritas Manila Segunda Mana Greenfield District
Caritas Manila Segunda Mana Greenfield District
Store Blessing
Store Blessing

Segunda Mana, also known as Caritas-In-Kind, is the donations in-kind program of Caritas Manila.  Segunda Mana accepts the following from donors here and abroad: old items that can still be use, used items that still have value, new items, and old stocks and non-moving inventories.  These items are then sorted, upcycled and sold at all the Segunda Mana stores to generate funds for their programs for the poor, particularly the scholarship of the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) which aims to not only help young beneficiaries with their education but also train them to become leaders and responsible members of the society.

Branded clothes and bags for as low as 100, Toys, shoes and other gift items for as low as 50.  Brand new original VCDs for only 20 each and imported 50ml colognes for only P2.50 a bottle? Awesome!!
Branded clothes and bags for as low as 100, Toys, shoes and other gift items for as low as 50. Brand new original VCDs for only 20 each and imported 50ml colognes for only P2.50 a bottle? Awesome!!
I was told later that the first-day sale rake in over 50k of sales profit - not bad for a simple store opening.
I was told later that the first-day sale rake in over 50k of sales profit – not bad for a simple store opening.

Immediately after the opening, a tenant from the Greenfield District Mall brought two bags full of shoes to the Segunda Mana store and said that he is donating all his non-moving items to Caritas Manila.

Caritas Manila Segunda Mana stores are located at Makati Cinema Square, Isetann Cinerama Complex, Harrison Plaza, StarMall – EDSA Shaw, StarMall – Alabang, Victory Central Mall, Victory Shopping Center,  Victory Pasay Mall, Farmer’s Plaza, Sta. Lucia Mall, Riverbank Center – Marikina, Metropoint Mall, San Roque Cathedral, Victory Mall – Lacon Underpass and Quiapo Manila.

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To know more about Caritas Manila programs visit www.caritasmanila.org.ph 

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