Shop & Share: Human Nature, Robinsons Magnolia hold social enterprise fair for Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga

Proceeds will help Kusina ng Kalinga serve 50,000 children nutritious meals every day in 2016

Human Nature and Robinsons Magnolia are teaming up this holiday season to help end child hunger in the Philippines via a curated social enterprise fair called “Shop & Share”.

 

Proceeds from Shop & Share will be given to Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga. Kusina ng Kalinga is a universal feeding program that serves 17,000 children in our country’s poorest communities nutritious lunches daily.

 

Through it, poor school children are able to do better at school. Dropout rates at partner school have also gone down significantly. In Kusina ng Kalinga’s 7 commissary kitchens —  Palo,  Alang-Alang, and San Isidro in Leyte; Sitio Pajo, Quezon City; Nagcalran, Laguna; San Gabriel, La Union; and Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat – the students’ parents are also learning how to cook cost-effective and nutritious meals for their children. Many of the kitchen & school volunteers are parents. For 2016, its goal is to serve 50,000 meals a day. 

 

Social enterprise fair

 

Shop & Share is a showcase of local social enterprise products. Through it, shoppers will get to complete their Christmas shopping while helping spread the goodness of the season to children in need.

 

Specially-packaged Human Nature gift sets will be made available at Shop & Share.

 

Its merchant roster includes eco-friendly fashion brands Rags2Riches and Habi Footwear; and food products from Kayumanggi Organics, Make Peace Cookies, GK Enchanted Farm, First Harvest, Kabutehan, and Bayani Brew.

 

The well-chosen list of merchants also includes sustainable brands like Jacinto & Lirio, makers of plant leather notebooks & bags; Treehugger, which makes eco-friendly office and school supplies; Filipino toy brand Plush & Play; and Mori Notes, whose cloth “purse notebooks” are fast gaining popularity.

 

Innovative bamboo products will also be available at Shop & Share:Bamboo bike maker Bambikes and bamboo toothbrush company Minka Inc. will be at the event.

 

The event is also a celebration of Filipino musical artistry. Awit Award-winning folk-jazz band HUMANFOLK, acoustic artist LM Cancio, and Maya’s Anklet will be performing at the Shop & Share.

 

Shop & Share is slated on December 16 at the Atrium, Robinsons Magnolia, Quezon City.

 

For more details, please log on to the Shop & Share event page via https://www.facebook.com/humanheartnature.###  

 

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