Thinking Of Gifts For Christmas? These Tote Bags Are Made With Love By PWDsYou're not just getting a beautiful bag, you're also helping out a noble cause.by Kitty Elicay .
If you’re curating a list for Christmas gifts you want to give to friends and family, then these beautifully-designed tote bags are a perfect choice. These are unique not only because of the prints but because each one is crafted by persons with disabilities (PWD).
Community-based drug store Southstar Drug, which launched its PWD program in 2016, continues to create opportunities for PWDs to help them lead productive lives. Together with Project Inclusion Network, they have employed at least 23 persons with disabilities in several of their branches, with most of them becoming regular employees.
This Christmas season, the two organizations are taking it a step further by launching their Drop the Prefix campaign, which aims to raise awareness about PWDs and raise more funds to sponsor the training and development of PWDs who have shown potential in the arts.
Starting October 15, 2019 Southstar Drug branches will be selling specially-made bags created by PWDs from Goodwill Industries of the Philippines. Their artworks will also be turned into desk and wall calendars and become giveaways this Christmas.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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Gifts for a causeThe tote bags will be sold in Southstar Drug branches starting October 15.PHOTO BY COURTESY OF SOUTHSTAR DRUG
Part of the proceeds for each bag will go to the educational training and development of PWD scholars Southstar Drug and Project Inclusion Network have been supporting. This will further improve their capabilities of becoming active participants of our society.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
“We believe that everyone should be valued and [appreciated for] one’s uniqueness, capability, and ability,” shares Christine Tueres, general manager of Southstar Drug. “With this project, we are able to help our society not just by delivering healthcare but also by providing love and care to everyone.”
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