The Social Gifting team has been working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of many. We are committed to bringing smiles to the faces of those who need it most by providing them with essential resources and support. Our team consists of the most dedicated and passionate individuals who work tirelessly day and night to bring the best possible service to our beneficiaries. With your help, we can continue making a positive impact on countless lives.

Dr Kelvin Tan (Honorary Mentor)

Dr Kelvin Tan is passionate to mentor aspiring entreprepreneurs and empower them to realise their full potentials.

He has opened many doors for Social Gifting such as Ageing Asia Conference, SingPost Re:Post Upcycling Initiative, OCBC Graduate Talent Project Innovate, Chingay and many more.

Join Dr Kelvin Tan to make the world a better place with more empowerment.


Bryan Long is the founder of Unaverage, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and a Fellow at the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE).

Bryan has mentored more than 300 hundreds startups and taught Lean Startup to employees and students across ASEAN, Bangladesh and India.

Join Bryan to make a difference to empower the disadvantage community.

Russ Neu (Honorary Mentor)

Russ Neu is the Founder and CEO of Social Collider, an aggregator of resources for social enterprises and impact organisations.

Beside being appointed as the Sociopreneur-in-Residence at Singapore University of Social Sciences, Russ was also appointed as Visiting Professor under the Innovation for Impact Partnership, an initiative under UNDP.

Join Russ in his mission to bring high value connections within the social sector.

Jennifer Lim (Volunteer Development Coach)

Jennifer's mission is to live by example in her life to inspire and transform dreams that matter into reality.

With a Professional Certified Coach with International Coaching Federation, she wants to use her coaching and training skills to add more value to social enterprise. She believes that when social enterprise fulfills their mission, they will in return, make a more significant impact for their chosen beneficiary.

Valen Tan Husistein (Chief empowerment officer)

Inspired by her 3 children, Valen decided to pursue a career in the Social Service Sector. In 2015, she left the private sector and took up a Fundraising role in the Social Service Sector and organised events such as live telecast TV Charity Show, Flag Days, Charity Swim & more.

In 2017, to develop a stronger theoretical foundation of the sector, she decided to pursue a degree in Social Work at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and graduated in 2021. With the support of SUSS, she started Social Gifting to provide meaningful activities / passive income to people who are unable to leave home due to caregiving duties or physical constraints.

Come join her mission to empower the less fortunate to build on their strengths and enable them to live an enriching life with dignity.

Duygu Sahin (Chief Marketing Officer)

Duygu is originally from Turkey, studied Chemical Engineering as a bachelor degree and pursued her MBA from Seoul National University. Before beginning her current position at Social Gifting she worked for one of the international advertising companies in Dubai. After 7 years of expat life in Dubai she moved to Singapore with her son and husband.

Duygu was always eager to contribute to a positive change whether in a personal or professional level, that’s why she is very grateful for having the opportunity to use her expertise to support the mission of Social Gifting.

Athena Ho (Finance Manager)

With a degree in Accounting and Finance, Athena spent 17 years in the corporate world in Finance.

Now blessed with 2 daughters, she is grateful to be given this opportunity to give back to society through her work at Social Gifting, where the differently-abled can be recognised and empowered through their craftwork, thereby allowing them to lead meaningful, enriching and fulfilling lives.


Catherine decided to take bold steps to return to the workforce after providing a few years of caregiving duties to her family.

She hopes to join Social Gifting to provide meaningful work to the underprivileged and help them find meaning in life.

She is the go-to person when we need back-end support and helps to ensure all orders are delivered smoothly.

Gabrielle Chua (Logistics & Craft Trainer)

As an aspiring social worker, Gabrielle is always ready and eager to reach out to those who need help. With her knowledge and experience, she hopes to be able to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable groups in society.

CLARISSA FOONG (Marketing & Logistics Assistant)

Clarissa holds a bachelor's degree in business (marketing) from RMIT SIM and brings valuable experience from her previous role at Republic Poly, where she specialised in integrated events.

Clarissa is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of those in disadvantaged communities.

Anna Tay Kang Qi (Marketing & Logistics Assistant)

Anna is currently pursuing a degree in Real Estate at NUS while holding a diploma in Media and Communications from Singapore Polytechnic.

Alongside her academic endeavours, Anna has always had a deep passion for community service. She believes that helping others benefits them and provides an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. Through her involvement at Social Gifting, Anna aspires to make a positive impact on those in need while balancing her responsibilities as a student.

Amelia Ang (Marketing & Logistics assistant)

Amelia is a passionate undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in biological science, driven by her aspiration for a career in research.

With a longstanding commitment to volunteering at animal shelters since her early years, Amelia has actively been involved in nurturing a profound sense of compassion and empathy towards those in need. This experience has inspired her to broaden her horizons and extend her efforts towards serving underserved communities.

Lucas Koh (Business Development Assistant)

Lucas is a driven individual making a difference as a Business Development Assistant at Social Gifting. Currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Marketing at SUSS, Lucas combines his academic knowledge with a strong desire to create positive change in society.

Lucas employs strategic planning and innovation to proactively seek partnerships with businesses that share Social Gifting's mission of making a positive impact. Through his work at Social Gifting, he has discovered the profound joy and fulfilment that comes from dedicating his efforts to those in need.

Tang Wen Xi (Design Intern)

Wen Xi, an experienced artist and design student at Temasek Polytechnic, possesses exceptional skills in 3D modeling, graphic design, and rendering.

His extensive knowledge of literature, history, and animation fuels his eagerness to collaborate with diverse crafters. Wen Xi's unwavering dedication to learning various crafts aligns perfectly with his heartfelt commitment to serving individuals with different abilities through his talents and nurturing attitude.

Social Gifters

Social Gifters (CE9) - SUSS & SMU

June 2023 to February 2024

Capstone Project: SIA x TP Upcycling Project

Led by Geanette and Carissa

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row (Co - Leaders): Geanette, Carissa

Second Row (Finance): Claire, Salah, Zu Yuan

Third Row (Logistics): Shao Liang, Winnie, Joelle, Mon Khant

Fourth Row (Sales & Business Development): Anthea, Hazeline, Shi Min, Hazel

Fifth Row (Volunteer Management): Alanis, Annabelle, Serafina, Khalil Jelany

Sixth Row (Marketing): Si Jia, Cherlene, Kai Shi, Nandani, Wen Yu, Bella

Social Gifters (CE8)

January to June 2023

Capstone Project: SUSS-NUNCHI Marine Age Well Programme

Led By Jie Hui and Marcus

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row (Co-Leaders): Jie Hui , Marcus

Second Row (Logistics): Jason, Emilia, Jolyn, Husnani

Third Row (Finance): Raihan, Joseph, Daphne, Kae Jian

Fourth Row (Sales & Business Development): Lucas, Hui Yu, Kishen, Xin Yu, Zandra

Fifth Row (Marketing): Jerome, Zhi Yan, Qian Wen, Crystal, Athena, Callie

Sixth Row (Volunteer Management): Hayes, Edward, Sammi, Celine, Xin Ying, Li Ling

Social Gifters (CE7)

June to December 2022

Capstone Project: NLB Build-Your-Own Workshop

Led by Kristal & Sruthi

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row: Sruthi (Co-Leader), Kristal (Co-Leader)

Second Row: Mattias, Charlotte, Stefanie, Su Theng (Finance), Ying Shuen, Elyn (Marketing)

Third Row: Maranda, Odelia, Chen Sin (Marketing), Song Yin, Wei Fen, Elize (Logistics)

Fourth Row: Hasidie, Janyse (Logistics), Gita, Jackson, Wendi, Irfan (Volunteer Management)

Fifth Row: Carissa (Volunteer Management), Lionel, Nicole, Aarti, Alicia, Heng Wei (Sales & Business Development)

Social Gifters (CE6)

December 2021 to June 2022

Capstone Project: Impact Festival 2022

Led by Dexter & En Ying

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row: Dexter (Co-Leader), En Ying (Co-Leader), Kristle, Ci En, Sheryl, Zhi Xiu (Volunteer Management)

Second Row: Jia Wen, Athena, Ryan, Cherie (Finance), Cen Min (Sales & Business Development)

Third Row: Wilson, Fang Ru, Ivy, ZiQun (Sales & Business Development), Gabrielle, Charmaine, Chang Jing (Logistics)

Fourth Row: Say Guan, Jun Wei (Logistics), Adilah, Meagan, Ovini, Petrina, Xin Ying (Marketing)

Social Gifters (CE5)

June to December 2021

Capstone Project: SingPost Re:post Uncycling Initiative

Led by YiZhen & Juana

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Juana (Co-leader), Yi Zhen (Co-leader), Rachel, Natalie (Volunteer Management)

Second row: Joanna, Felicia (Volunteer Management), Eugena, Carina, Lei Feng, Paul (Finance)

Third row: Ephraim, Michelle, Abigail, Benedict (Sales & Biz Development), Jia Wen, Ze Ying (Logistics)

Forth row: Coco, Mitchell (Logistics), Dylan, Ling Ling, Jing Xuan, Liz (Marketing)

Social Gifters (CE4)

December 2020 to June 2021
Capstone Project: Social Gifting Corporate Video

Led by AnnaAngel

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Anna (Leader), Angel (Co-leader)

Second row: Gabriel, Pamela, Su Min, Zyron,(Biz Development), Timothy (Finance)

Third row: Valencia, Yun Hui (Finance), Esther, Grace, Chloe (Marketing)

Forth row: Rachel (Marketing), Carrie, Jona, Lin Hui, Yi Xian (Volunteer Management)

Fifth row: Jason, Jayna, Mayfanny, Shannon, Zixin (Sales & Logistics)

Social Gifters (CE3)

June to December 2020

Led by Yasmin & Adela

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Yasmin (Leader), Denise, Jaclyn, Megan (Sales & Logistics)

Second row: Adela (Leader), Rosini, Darlene, Krithikah (Biz Development)

Third row: Kuan Lian (Finance), Dion, Shaun, Yan Ru (Marketing)

Forth row: Izzatie (Finance), Clarrisa, Melanie, Jing Ning (Volunteer Management)

Students Mentors:  Shawn Tan, Leonard Soh, Ayden Lin, Lee Ping Swen

Social Gifters (CE2)

January to June 2020

Led by Ayden Lin Hui & Angel Lone

(Names from back to front, left to right)

Third row: Ying Rui (Finance), Aaron (Biz Dev), Ayden (Leader)
Second row: Henni (Sales & Log), Wan Zhen (Biz Dev),
Kelly (Biz Dev), Hannah (Volunteer Mgt), Kusala (Biz Dev I/C), Evelyn (Marketing), Lee Ting (Finance), Angel (Co-leader)

First row: Jolyn (Sales & Log I/C), Pearlyn (Sales and Log), Karen (Volunteer Mgt), Qai (Marketing I/C),
Kai Ting (Marketing), Olivia (Marketing), Elaine (Finance I/C), Hanisah (Volunteer Mgt), Hui Sing (Volunteer Mgt I/C)

Not in photo: Lan Juan (Finance), Hui Eng (Sales and Log)

Social Gifters (CE1)

August to November 2019

Led by Shawn & Loysius

(Names from back to front, left to right)

Leader: Shawn Tan

Co-leader: Loysius Lai 

Logistic I/C: Leonard Soh

Finance Specialist #1: Goh Jun Xiong

Sales I/C: Stephanie Lim

Marketing I/C #1: Lee Ping Swen

Marketing I/C #2: Sheryl Leong 

Finance Specialist #2: Nur Iffah Liyana

Lee Ping Swen
(Honourary Founding Member)

August 2019 to June 2021

With prior knowledge of Social Enterprise from her polytechnic education, Ping Swen grew interest for Social Gifting during her community engagement as she witnessed how elderly were empowered through the crafting program.

Ping has contributed to Social Gifting by developing B2B segment and through that, she has successfully brought in our biggest sales of 9,000 felt pouches.

We would like to thank her for her contributions to Social Gifting and for guiding the SUSS Social Gifters to continue doing good for the community.