Public urged to share extra things to indigents

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BAGUIO CITY – The management of SM City Baguio want shoppers to donate their extras to indigents by clearing their closets and donating the same to the store-based initiative of the giant chain of malls here.

Karren Nobres, SM City Baguio public relations manager, said a joint project of The SM Store in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and SM Foundation, Share your Extras booths have been set up at all SM Stores where shoppers can donate their extra clothes or new pair of slippers until March 31 prior to the distribution of the collected items to identified indigent beneficiaries.

“All donors will be entitled to a P50 coupon to be redeemed with a minimum P500 single receipt purchase of regular priced ladies’, men’s and children’s apparel at The SM Store until March 31, 2016,”Nobres said.

According to her, Share your Extras was recently launched at SM Marikina highlighting the campaign’s first beneficiaries from nearby barangays in Marikina that are covered by the government’s 4Ps- Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

SM Store President Ms. Cielo Monasterio, senior vice president for operations Mr. Joey Singian, SM Foundation Inc. Executive Director Ms. Connie Angeles together with Social Welfare Officer IV Ms. Karen Bullecer took part in the heartwarming ceremony happily handing shoes, clothes, and undergarments from the SM store to the delighted kids.

The SM City Baguio official disclosed many more less fortunate communities from DSWD accredited beneficiaries nationwide will receive clothes and slippers from the SM Store through the Share Your Extras campaign.

She encouraged kind-hearted local residents and visitors to visit share Your Extras booth located at the 2nd Floor of SM Store Baguio between Forex and Customer Returns near Girls Teens Wear in order to drop your donations among others.

She enticed the public to join SM in making a difference with the Share Your Extras campaign and be counted in the numerous individuals wanting to help uplift the condition of indigent residents in the city in the future.

By Dexter A. See

 

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