Segunda Mana Charity Store Now Open at Riverbanks Center

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Segunda Mana Charity Store is not your usual "Ukay-Ukay" store. Segunada Mana is the special donations in kind program of Caritas Manila that helps fund and sustain its pro-poor programs. It promotes the joy of giving by simply donating items one has too much of, no longer needed or about to throw away. 

Segunda Mana Charity Store recently opened a new branch at Riverbanks Center marking their 13th branch all in all. The said store opening was graced by the owner of Riverbanks Center Meneleo Carlos Jr and his daughter Rosario, Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz and from Caritas Manila Francisco Hugo and Rosario Villar. The blessing was done by Father Mabini Caldo and Father Bienvenido Miguel from the diocese of Antipolo.

[With Ms. Tam De Ocampo (L) and Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz (R)]

 At Segunda Mana Charity Store, “buying is a new way of giving”.
In here that spirit is lived everyday as a purchase of one or two items already makes a difference especially to someone who is so in need.
Fr. Anton Pascual, executive director of Caritas Manila, spearheaded Segundad Mana which promotes a culture of giving. It accepts all types of items from used to old and new stuff that Caritas sells for cheap prices. The proceeds go to fund Caritas projects for the poor.

Segunda Mana came  from "Ang mga segunda mano mo, ipamana mo na.", Segunda Mana promotes the culture of passing on something that is not only previously owned but something that has value to its owner. It thrives on that old Christian teaching that there is blessing in giving. They don't limit the in-kind donations to 2nd hand or their pre-loved items though,  they also encourage merchandise companies to donate their products.

The said project started in 2007 with corporate sponsors, including huge companies have also made regular donations of new items to Segunda Mana. Caritas accepts all types of items from clothes to bags, to stationery and toys, and even electronic appliances including those that needed repair.

What makes it also different from second-hand outlets is that the items at Segunda Mana are donated and the proceeds used to fund Caritas’ education, health, disaster management, and prison projects. The buyer also becomes not just a beneficiary of a donated item but a donor of sorts as the proceeds go to the poor.

Unlike Ukay-Ukay or second-hand stores, Segunda Mana thrives in the idea that everything, whether big or small, means something especially to the less privileged.

Their outlets are as follows:  Isetann Cinerama Complex in Recto Avenue,  Makati Cinema Square, Harrison Plaza, Star Mall, Victory Central Mall, Sta. Lucia Mall and at the office of Caritas Manila in Pandacan.

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