Ring pulls from cans of drink are transformed into stunning handbags, clothing and accessories.
Recycled materials, such as polyurethane, curtains, tents, t-shirts, PVC, foil laminates, glossy magazines, material, suede and leather are upcycled into a host of products including rain hats, ponchos, shoe bags and bags for life.
The pages of magazines are rolled into beads and made into beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
The Purple Community Fund provides funding for this amazing project located in Irisan rubbish dump in Baguio city. Disadvantaged women from the poverty stricken community are taught sewing and textiles skills, making our beautiful handbags and jewellery from recycled ring pulls. These talented women had very limited or no employment opportunities and they now earn a good living for their families. Purple Community Fund also sponsors their children into the local government run schools.
Purple Community Fund works with our sister charity in the Philippines by providing funding for education, nutrition and health programs. We fund a successful child sponsorship program and respond to emergency disasters. Learn more at purplecenters.org
Purple Community Fund works with Purple Centers on their excellent education, nutrition and health programs. Purple Centers runs the school in Tondo which was funded and built by Purple Community Fund. Purple Centers is improving and extending the projects run within the School and for children enrolled into Government run Schools.
Purple Community Fund funds a successful child sponsorship program in partnership with Purple Centers. This successful program has been running for 12 years and over 800 children receive a high standard of education, nutrition and medical care. To find out more about the amazing transformation child sponsorship makes to a child living in severe poverty in the Philippines view our Sponsorship page.
We raise funds for a wonderful Christmas Project. We want every child in PCF’s Purple School in Tondo, Manila and sponsored into Government run schools to receive a large food parcel at Christmas. Families in the Philippines suffer great hardship over the holiday season trying to provide for their families basic needs as they are unable to work. These Christmas food parcels are often the only food the children and the families will have.
We teach sewing skills and well being programs for women asylum seekers and refugees.
We provide life skills for women on the community pay back schemes helping them to avoid a prison sentence.