Social Gifting is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise, supported by North West Community Development Council. Founded and spearheaded by undergraduates from Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Social Gifting was born out of a common need to make our community a better place. Our work aims to create a community where crafting can bring people together, enable social impact and enrich communities.
Through crafting, we help differently-abled crafters find strength, enabling them to be a giver instead of a mere beneficiary, distract them from their illness, relieve stress and help them earn passive income.
These exquisite gifts at Social Gifting are crafted or packed by differently-abled crafters who are not ready for employment due to physical constraints or caregiving duties.
Your gift will make a difference in the lives of those who struggle to overcome the obstacles they face. These people are fighting their battles in autism, cancer, mental illness, motherhood and seniors who are at risk of isolation.
Shop something at Social Gifting for your loved one and a little extra goes to someone in need, or volunteer with us to spread that joy a little further by teaching them a new skill.
Valen Tan Husistein (Founder)
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, Charity Car Wash and 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). With the support of SUSS, she started Social Gifting. She hopes to provide meaningful activities / passive income to people who are unable to leave home due to caregiving duties or physical constraints.
Apart from running Social Gifting as a volunteer, pursuing her degree in Social Work, providing caregiving for her children, she is also a Volunteer Special Constable.
Come join her mission to empower the less fortunate to build on their strengths and enable them to live an enriching life with dignity.