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.