Segunda Mana at Caritas Manila In The News

Segunda Mana” at Caritas Manila started as a fundraising project in 2007, and it was also a major part of Caritas’ 55th year Anniversary in 2008 fundraising drive to collect 55 Million for charity and social services.

Segunda Mana has now become a charity store for the poor and is now gaining solid support from various entities around Metro Manila. To date, Segunda Mana counts on 200 corporations and 1,000 families and individuals as regular donors

So how does Segunda Mana work?

Caritas Manila accepts old clothes, toys, shoes, and furniture and sell them for a very cheap price (as low as P5 for a used shirt/cloth).

Inquirer reports that Caritas also welcomes brand new donations. In fact, the charity store is divided into two sections: the brand-new section and the used section. Both sections hold various stuff that range from clothing to reading materials.

Program head Gilda Cortez said the items carry 20 to 50 percent off price tags. “If the item is slightly damaged but can still be used, it’s much cheaper,” she said, adding that furniture and office equipment are repaired before they are put on sale.

Fr. Anton Pascual, Caritas Manila’s executive director, envisions to install charity stores across the country to generate more proceeds that will help alleviate poverty.

“Segunda Mana also provides additional funds for our disaster and crisis management program that helps victims of fires, typhoons, flash floods and other calamities,” he added. “Likewise, it provides paralegal assistance, values formation and skills training to prison inmates as part of our restorative justice ministry.”

Planning To Donate?

Below are the list of items that you can donate, according to Caritas Manila website:

  • OLD Items that can still be used
  • NEW ITEMS that still have values
  • NEW ITEMS that you don’t need or have too much of
  • OLD STOCKS, stocks for disposal and non-moving inventories

Where to Send and Other Contact Information:

  • Bring to Caritas Manila at 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila
  • Request for Pick-up: Call 564-0205 or 703-0201 or text 0929-834-3857
  • Webiste:
  • Email:

8 comments on this topic

  • Andres
    March 23, 2010 at 10:22 am | Reply

    galing ako kahapon sa caritas, at sa tingin ko ay pupwede pa ang ibang gamit na segunda mano… :biggrin:

  • Kiko
    March 23, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Reply

    Maihahalintulad sa “Salvation Army” at “Goodwill Store” — mga nationwide thrift stores sa US ang dating ng Segunda Mano. Pag may luma or hindi na nagagamit na bagay tulad ng damit, furnitures, books, etc… pwedeng i-donate and ibebenta nila ng mura. Pero di hamak na mas maganda ang objectives ng “Segunda Mano”

  • aida bautista
    April 6, 2010 at 7:17 am | Reply

    kudos to fr. anton!

  • girly
    August 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Reply

    gud pm. i saw ur interview in tv patrol. i would like to ask where is ur shop. it was not mention in the interview. kindly published the location so that we can pass by at your shop.

  • Andres
    August 9, 2010 at 9:56 am | Reply

    gud am girly, you can find them easily if your coming  from nagtahan bridge going to pandacan… at the stop light at the nagtahan bridge, turn left going to the sto niño church of pandacan… as you turn, you can see the caritas at your left right pala :P…  :sideways:

    or  :blush:

    caritas can be found just in front of the residencia de manila of pandacan and at the left of the newly opened yamaha motorcycles… hope this help  :happy:

  • maris
    August 9, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Reply

    can someone post the exact location or sketch of segunda mana i want to go there also i’m from caloocan… thanks :smile:

    December 13, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply

    would like to donate some stuffs. could you contact me vicky 367-67-68

  • Cora De Ungria
    April 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Reply

    I may have some donations of clothes and old books. I am in QC- is it possible to get these picked up? What is the minimum for a request for pick up?
    Alternatively, where is the closest drop off point to UP Diliman?
    Thank you.

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