Shop, save, and help Tzu Chi Bazaar - Year 14 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 December 2014 10:09

If there is one socio-civic group that Pep Talk admires and has high regards of – it is the Tzu Chi Worldwide Foundation. And Zamboanga City is fortunate that it has a liaison office here headed by a dynamic and servant leader Dr. Anton Lim.

When it opened in La Bella Zamboanga 14 years ago, I never thought that it will grow this big and even extend to other places in Mindanao to give free medical services, donations, and assistance during disasters man-made like fire or war siege and natural calamities. And what is more admirable, the people running it and its supporters would prefer to remain anonymous. It is also dependent on cash donations to keep it running.

One of the sources of income to sustain Tzu Chi Zamboanga operation is the most awaited Christmas bazaar yearly – the Tzu Chi Zamboanga One Mega fair and Christmas Charity Bazaar 14th Edition. It will be held tomorrow, December 14, Sunday, at the convention center of Garden Orchid Hotel.

This is one of the best times to shop for Christmas. Local and imported good quality products are up for sale and in discounted prices. Yup- you can even haggle. It is not only a big saving on money, but also on time. No Christmas rush. Just make sure, you have the list to who you will give gifts this season. Stay also within your budget.  Spend wisely.

Above all, the proceeds of this charity event will go to all the projects of Tzu Chi – all money in will be accounted for. You will only save on your shopping; you also help other people in need thru Tzu Chi projects.

As a bonus, there will be a free magic show, free concert, raffle prizes, food tasting, games, and other surprises store for all ages. Admission is free.

One day only – come early at 9am. Closing time is 10pm but at this time most of the sought after items are already sold out. Early shoppers – get the best bargains.

By Dante Corteza

Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”