About Us

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.

Love, 

Social Gifting

Valen Tan Husistein (Founder)

Ping Swen (Business & Marketing Lead)

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.

She’s currently pursuing her degree in marketing and hopes to bring more creative ideas to the enterprise.

Sarah (Finance & HR Officer)

With a Diploma in Integrated Events Management, I grew interest in helping those in need. I am passionate to make a change in the community we serve here at Social Gifting.

Denise Lim

2nd year Marketing student at SUSS

Jaclyn Aw Yeung

2nd year Marketing student at SUSS

Ayden Lin

2nd year Business Analytics student at SUSS

Social Gifters

Social Gifters (CE4)

December 2020 to June 2021

Led by Anna & Angel, these SUSS Gifters will spearhead Social Gifting for 6 months.

(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, these SUSS Gifters will spearhead Social Gifting for 6 months.

(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, these SUSS Gifters will spearhead Social Gifting for 6 months.

(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, these SUSS Gifters spearheaded Social Gifting for 4 months. 

(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

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 craftspeople 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.