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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mailbag: Missions: Philippine Scholars: Products

(Ed.note: I have received the following pictures and prices for hand crafts from the Philippines. Contact Gary directly to confirm availability prior to sending money. His email is: pscholar@msn.com Checks to Philippine Scholars

Mail to: 1319 Hillcrest Drive NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Dear Sponsors and friends of Philippine Scholars,

I visited with nuns at the Missionaries of the Assumption in Davao in April.
They are building the first ever schools on remote mountain tops, to help
Lumad people (indigenous). Toward this end, they send to me scarfs and
table cloths that I sell and send ALL proceeds to them. In addition, I have
some cards made by some Scholar families in Cebu, and pendants. Again, we
make next to no profits from this, its for income production.

Here are pictures of the items. When the name has a size, like "20x60", the
dimensions of the cloth are 20" by 60". The cloths are very colorful. Note
that the materials are thin (they come from a hot place). The prices are:
20x60 = $ 7, and larger, $ 9. (Target stores sell some similar, at twice
this price). Generally, there are plaids (lowland patterns), batik, and
varying multicolors across fabric patterns. Item 5519 is a really smart
native pattern, and I only have one, and it costs $ 12.

The wallets are $ 4. The pendants are $ 6 (the crab claws are 1.5 inches
long, and shiny). The coin purses are $ 2.

The cards are each 3 for $5, except those hand-painted with scented matching
envelopes are $ 2.50 each.

If expecting me to mail items, please add $3 to $6 for shipping costs.

I expect these will all sell within two weeks, this is a presale to past
customers. First come (order by email), first serve. I can email back if
your order is available, before you send a check. I may have to substitute
a color if some colors get sold out.


Gary King

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