At some point in our lives we’ve all had to rely on the kindness of strangers. Having a community to support those who need it, when they need it most, is why we started Social Gifting.
Our crafters are differently-abled with special needs, and terminal illnesses. Being able to create products empowers them, and helps them earn a passive income. Working allows them to be givers instead of beneficiaries. Join us to empower them.
Empowering crafters to build on their strength to enable them to live an enriching life with dignity.
STRENGTH: Create a community where crafting can bring people together, enable social impact and enrich communities.
ENRICH: Provide a platform for volunteers to spread joy by teaching crafters new skills.
DIGNITY: Using crafts to help crafters earn passive income, relieve stress and better integrate back to society.
Our Core Value
C-reative: We seek creative ways to solve tough problems.
R-esilience: We build on each other's strength, collaborate and become stronger.
A-ppreciate: We embrace one another and strive to make a difference.
F-oster change: When we see a gap, we take ownership, learn & make changes.
T-rust: We build trust through candid conversations to serve a common good.
Bee: Eusocial (Intergeneration, cooperate to care, self-sustainable)
Design by Lily Hayze
We support 6 out of the 17 UN Global Sustainability Goals
Goal 03 - Good health & Wellbeing
Crafting improves mental wellness and self-esteem . Since 2018, we have created 35,249 gifts with our differently-abled crafters, including 8,000 masks for people in need.
Goal 05 - Gender Equality
Everyone has an equal opportunity to craft & empower others. Since 2018, we have conducted 200 crafting sessions over 3,239 hours & provide differently-abled and women opportunities to work from home & leadership roles.
Goal 08 - Decent Work & Economic Growth
We work with people with special needs to find strengths & gain passive income. Since 2018, we have disbursed $55k to empower differently-abled crafters; $21k directly to crafters and $34k to charities.
Goal 10 - Reduce Inequality
We provide opportunities for differently-abled crafters. Currently, we support ~90 crafters; empowering warriors with special needs, terminal illness, women, seniors in isolation & people who lost their job due to Covid-19.
Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goal
We collaborate with other SE & charities to achieve common good. Since 2018, we have worked with 1,022 volunteers over 2,902 hours. Together with NorthWest CDC, we partner with 12 charities and Social Enterprises to do good for the community.
Empowering Charity Organisations
Crafting sessions (weekly / monthly) to improve fine motor skills & confidence level through scaffolding
• Lions Befrienders (Ghim Moh and Mei Ling SAC)
• Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled
• SASCO Sheltered Home (Hong San)
Assign packing jobs to people with special needs
We curate group volunteering sessions, connecting volunteers to interact & craft with seniors, and sell the co-created gifts
We provide product styling and packaging to enable charities to sell their crafts on our platforms
Empowering individuals behind closed doors
We provide crafters with crafting/packaging jobs that pertain to their strengths to gain passive income.
Work closely with crafters and caregivers to ensure mental wellness and removing their self doubts.
We provide crafting materials and tools free-of-charge to encourage creativity and building of strength. We also encourage crafters to teach other crafters
SUSS students experience what it's like to run a Social Enterprise Operation for 6 months.
Allows students to pick up skills/apply what they learn in school.
Students get to develop their skills in Marketing, Business Development, Finance, Finance, Volunteer Management, Sales & Logistics.