Caritas Manila will hold its Second Celebrity Bazaar on October 18, Thursday from 1pm to 10pm on the 2nd level of SM Megamall Atrium. There is an entrance fee of 500php per person.
The bazaar will feature pre – loved luxury items up for sale from generous celebrity donors Heart Evangelista, Alden Richards, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dr. Vicki Bello, Scarlet Snow Belo, Cristalle Bello, Bang Pineda, Teacher Georcelle, Toni Gonzaga, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vice Ganda, Iza Calzado, Divine Lee, Jinkee Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao and premier designers Michael Cinco and Cary Santiago. Heart Evangelista is this year’s Event Ambassador.
The proceeds of this year’s bazaar will benefit the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) of Caritas Manila. The program sends and supports less fortunate but deserving students nationwide to their college or university of choice.
The first Caritas Manila Celebrity Bazaar was held 2 years ago with former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach as the Event Ambassador. The bazaar earned enough funds to support 5,000 YSLEP Scholars. At any given time, there are between 3,000 to 5,000 YSLEP scholars nationwide. Figures show that providing a youth a college or vocational degree gives him a 98 percent chance of helping his family overcome poverty.
“We at Caritas Manila are so grateful for the generosity and enthusiasm of these celebrities to help YSLEP scholars… their assistance will go a long way in proving education and support can help realize the potentials of our future leaders coming from the ranks of the poor.” – Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Caritas Manila Executive Director.
To date, more than 10,000 YSLEP scholars have graduated from college and vocational schools nationwide especially from the poorest provinces.
Caritas Manila is one of the biggest non-profit organizations in the country led by its chairman, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.