10 Shops In Singapore You Never Knew Were Opened by Social Service Organisations

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The season of giving is fast-approaching, which means… presents! If you’re like us and are looking for good and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones, you’ll want to check out these 10 shops that are opened by Social Service Organisations (SSO) like BizLink Centre Singapore, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) and TOUCH Community Services. These participating SSOs have set up shops selling items personally handcrafted by their respective members. From everyday items like personalised notepads, luggage tags to food items like Christmas cookies and even a full roasted turkey, there’s definitely something for everyone. Hurry, #BeAChangeMaker and check these stores out now. *All proceeds from sales of the products will go to the participating SSOs.  

1. BizLink F&B

[caption id="attachment_21491" align="aligncenter" width="500"]BizLink Heart Bakers (bizlinkfnb)[/caption] An F&B social enterprise that aims to serve good food with a great cause, the BizLink F&B provides job training and employment placement to the less privileged, especially those recovering from psychiatric conditions. Items that you can get: Cookies, Roasted Turkey, Christmas Gift Set, Bento Sets, Catering Buffet Menu, Tea Reception  

2. Bizlink Gifts

[caption id="attachment_21492" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Batik Canvas Stationery Pouch (bizlinkgifts)[/caption] Bizlink Gifts produces their own handmade cards and gifts like festive gifts baskets under the brand name “These Abled People”. Items that you can get: Flower Bouquets, Hampers, Handcrafts such as Batik Pouch, Photo Frame, Coaster, Bookmark, Post-It Pad, Festive Cards  

3. CPAS

[caption id="attachment_21493" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Clay Necklace (cerebralpalsysg)[/caption] Established back in 1957, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) aims to serve both the young and old with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. Through their social enterprise arm, they create unique and inspiring gift items to help them generate a sustainable income. Items that you can get: Necklace, Bracelet, Magnets with Printed Paintings, Notebooks with Printed Paintings, Keychains, Coasters, Orange Garden Storybook by CPAS  

4. Metta Welfare Association

[caption id="attachment_21494" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Handmade cards (mettawelfare)[/caption] The social enterprise arm of the Metta Welfare Association, Arts@Metta was initiated back in 2007 and aims to equip special needs youth with important life skills that promote integration, independence and most importantly, employment. Items that you can get: Tote Bag, Straw Bag, Hand Towel, Recycling Carrier Bag, Tumbler, Coasters, Greeting Card, Bookmark  

5. MINDS

[caption id="attachment_21495" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Tea Light Holder (minds.sg)[/caption] The Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) is a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) that aims to help individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. These individuals are given the opportunity to make various art items and all proceeds from sales will go back to these beneficiaries. Items that you can get: Tea Light Holder, Keychain, Fridge Magnet, Tumbler, Coasters, Mug Cover, 5 Stones  

6. Singapore Anglican Community Services

[caption id="attachment_21496" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Merlion Keychain (sacs1)[/caption] Every product from the SACS shop is carefully handmade by the beneficiaries of the Singapore Anglican Community Services, who are individuals recovering from psychiatric disabilities or are disadvantaged women. Proceeds from the sales will go to supporting these individuals and help them to grow in their self-confidence Items that you can get: Handcrafts such as Tissue Box Holder, Photo Frame, Paperweight, Post It Pad, Batik Notebook, Wrist Pouch, Doorstopper, Keychain  

7. SPD

[caption id="attachment_21497" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Handcrafted Perfect In Prints Notebook (spd_2018)[/caption] Formally known as Society for the Physically Disabled, the SPD was founded to serve individuals with physical disabilities and to develop their potential so that they can be self-reliant and independent. The social enterprise gives these individual employment opportunities and an avenue to sell their handmade products. Items that you can get: Handcrafted Journals, Handcrafted Notebook, Festive Cards  

8. The Helping Hand

[caption id="attachment_21498" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Teak Wood Stool (thehelpinghand)[/caption] If you’re looking for top quality teak wood furniture and fishing products, you should be heading over to The Helping Hand, a social enterprise that seeks to help ex-offenders rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society Items that you can get: Furniture, Fishing Equipment  

9. Touch Community Service

[caption id="attachment_21499" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Magnet (touch_specialcrafts)[/caption] TOUCH Special Crafts is a programme under Touch Community Service that seeks to provide a competency-based training programme catered to adults with mild intellectual disabilities. Proceeds from the sales of these handmade products will go back to these beneficiaries. Items that you can get: Magnetic Memo Clips, Luggage Tag, Notebook, Post It Pad, Ceramic Magnet, Notepad  

10. Yellow Ribbon Fund

[caption id="attachment_21500" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Vase (yellowribbonfund)[/caption] Launched in 2004, the Yellow Ribbon Fund is Singapore’s first and only national charitable fund that is devoted fully towards the development and implementation of rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for ex-offenders and their families. The social enterprise mainly sells handmade ceramic artworks and proceeds will go back to supporting these individuals. Items that you can get: Hope Album, Shoe Wings, Ceramic Artworks
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