3 Years of Crafts for a Cause at SM Kultura Filipino

Kultura Filipino

This May 2013, Kultura Filipino celebrates three years of having Crafts for a Cause with new products and new partners.

Crafts for a Cause was able to bring together different products coming from livelihood programs of the non-profit organization partners. Through the training and help of various foundations, the products made by the marginalized and underprivileged members of the society have found their way to the hands of buyers who purchase these.

Photos of the products featured in Crafts for a Cause:

Crafts for a Cause: Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran bags using doy packs

Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran ng Baseco

Crafts for a Cause: Candles in bamboo containers from Life Project for Youth

Life Project for Youth

Crafts for a Cause: Filipino jeepneys from Circle of Friends

Crafts for a Cause: Ships with reused soda cans

Circle of Friends Foundation

Crafts for a Cause: Zonta ladies with their bag products

Zonta ladies and their bag products

Crafts for a Cause: BerdeSaco bags

Berdesaco Bags

Crafts for a Cause, bags made from newspapers

Bags made from newspapers

Crafts for a Cause

Bags from products using doy packs

Crafts for a Cause at Kultura stores. This bag is made up of soda cans pop top lids.

Bags with soda can pop top lids

Crafts for a Cause began with 16 pioneering foundations with products from as far as the Cordillera region to the south in Basilan. For its third year, Kamay Crafts Foundation, the Paper for Now Foundation and the Circle of Friends Foundation are Crafts for a Cause’s newest partners.

Kamay Crafts Foundation, a coop with about 300 women members from the depressed urban areas, produces handbags, lunch boxes and jewelry from recycled juice sachets and newspapers. Through a system of profit sharing, these women’s standard of living has improved.

The Paper for Now Foundation has products made from recycled paper which are hand weaved into bags and totes.

The Circle of friends Foundation is a group of gifted people with disabilities who make hand-painted wood carved jeepneys. There are those who painted by mouth or by foot.

Among other partner foundations are the following:

  • Husay Pinay Foundation
  • Life Project for Youth Foundation
  • Sto. Rosario Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  • Lumago Foundation
  • Kabisig ng Kalahi
  • Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
  • Claret Samal Foundation
  • Gawad Kalinga
  • E. Zobel Foundation
  • Gifts and Graces
  • May Pera sa Basura
  • The Invisible Sisters
  • Sr. Teresa of Santo Nino Center
  • Kabalikat sa Pag-Unlad Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  • Ginto Foundation
  • Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran sa Baseco
  • Philippine Christian Center
  • Berdesaco Foundation (I talked at length with these lovely ladies!)
  • NNJ Crafts

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