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PDIC’s #ShareAShirt Upcycling Campaign promotes environment protection and community development

May 17, 2017

#ShareAShirt Upcycling Campaign. The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) is undertaking its #ShareAShirt Upcycling Campaign in partnership with Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation, Inc. The campaign involves PDIC personnel who donated their old PDIC field uniforms for upcycling to repurposed and useful materials such as bags and purses. PDIC President Roberto B. Tan, Gifts and Graces Executive Director Victoria Powell-Jalandoni and Lingap Community representative Joyce Acierto led the turnover ceremony on May 3, 2017 at the PDIC office in Makati City.

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) launched its #ShareAShirt Upcycling Campaign in partnership with Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation, Inc., a non-profit social enterprise organization that promotes fair trade and community empowerment by championing livelihood products made by marginalized groups.

For this upcycling campaign, PDIC and the Foundation are collaborating with the members of Lingap Community of St. Michael’s College of Laguna who will be transforming old PDIC field uniforms into “repurposed” products. Lingap Community is composed of women handcraft workers and their children who are being assisted by the Foundation in terms of product development, capability building, and enterprise management.

In a ceremony held last May 3, 2017, PDIC President Roberto B. Tan turned over to the Foundation more than 500 old field uniforms donated by its employees for upcycling to repurposed products such as bags, purses and coasters, among others.

President Tan expressed gratitude for the opportunity given to PDIC and its employees to be part of a campaign that advocates environment protection and community development that benefits marginalized groups or communities.

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