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Professor Brawn Cafe

Professor Brawn Cafe is a social enterprise by Autism Resource Centre (ARC) to provide job and social integration opportunities to people with special needs. Their Mission is to provide affordable good food, served by an inclusive quality workforce, comprising people

Professor Brawn Cafe

Professor Brawn Cafe is a social enterprise by Autism Resource Centre (ARC) to provide job and social integration opportunities to people with special needs. Their Mission is to provide affordable good food, served by an inclusive quality workforce, comprising people

Wow Wow West

Wow Wow West is a western food hawker stall run by daughter and father team, Elizabeth and Eric Ng.  They support the Yellow Ribbon Project by hiring ex-offenders and ex-drug addicts to work at its branches. Beautiful write-up’s on their

Wow Wow West

Wow Wow West is a western food hawker stall run by daughter and father team, Elizabeth and Eric Ng.  They support the Yellow Ribbon Project by hiring ex-offenders and ex-drug addicts to work at its branches. Beautiful write-up’s on their

Covenant Jewellery

  Covenant Jewellery (formerly known as Saught) creates beautiful pieces of jewellery made by their team of artisans and craftsmen in Cambodia – providing them with meaningful employment, fair pay, health care and a positive work environment. In the world

Covenant Jewellery

  Covenant Jewellery (formerly known as Saught) creates beautiful pieces of jewellery made by their team of artisans and craftsmen in Cambodia – providing them with meaningful employment, fair pay, health care and a positive work environment. In the world

The LOOMs Workshops

The LOOMs Workshops is a social enterprise that provides education and employment for disadvantaged women through the creation and sale of handcrafted homeware and fashion accessories. Personal development workshops are designed in order to allow each of the LOOMs Sewing

The LOOMs Workshops

The LOOMs Workshops is a social enterprise that provides education and employment for disadvantaged women through the creation and sale of handcrafted homeware and fashion accessories. Personal development workshops are designed in order to allow each of the LOOMs Sewing

The Nail Social

Pssst! One for the ladies…. The Nail Social is a lovely little oasis in Haji Lane to get nails done and support a great social cause! Co-founder, Cheryl Ou, and her team of lovely ladies do foot massages, manicures and

The Nail Social

Pssst! One for the ladies…. The Nail Social is a lovely little oasis in Haji Lane to get nails done and support a great social cause! Co-founder, Cheryl Ou, and her team of lovely ladies do foot massages, manicures and

Soule Slippers

Soule Flipflops and Lifestyle Goods Soüle is a play on two words = Sole + Soul. Their mission is to provide a sole for every soul. Can shopping change the world? They think so. Every purchase you make at Soule

Soule Slippers

Soule Flipflops and Lifestyle Goods Soüle is a play on two words = Sole + Soul. Their mission is to provide a sole for every soul. Can shopping change the world? They think so. Every purchase you make at Soule

Dignity Kitchen

The mission of Dignity Kitchen is to build and return the dignity to the disabled and disadvantaged through vocation with passion. Dignity Kitchen operates a fully functional, regular food court that is open to the public, as well as a

Dignity Kitchen

The mission of Dignity Kitchen is to build and return the dignity to the disabled and disadvantaged through vocation with passion. Dignity Kitchen operates a fully functional, regular food court that is open to the public, as well as a

Soul Food Enterprise Pte Ltd

Soul Food is a social enterprise that trains and employs youths with special needs to prepare sumptuous meals founded by Gerald Png. Each week, Gerald publishes the highlights of the week on Soul Food’s Facebook page. Some of the menu items are

Soul Food Enterprise Pte Ltd

Soul Food is a social enterprise that trains and employs youths with special needs to prepare sumptuous meals founded by Gerald Png. Each week, Gerald publishes the highlights of the week on Soul Food’s Facebook page. Some of the menu items are

SMARTERIA

SMARTERIA: From Phnom Penh to Paris Smateria’s product creation is not only about recycling: it is also about creating useful, attractive and innovative items from the most mundane materials…  Smateria is all about transformation. A used milk carton becomes a

SMARTERIA

SMARTERIA: From Phnom Penh to Paris Smateria’s product creation is not only about recycling: it is also about creating useful, attractive and innovative items from the most mundane materials…  Smateria is all about transformation. A used milk carton becomes a

BELIEVE NJ – Muffins

First Flagship Retail Sales Counter opening on 18 March 2014! Offering a variety mix of sweet & savoury muffins piping hot from the oven, complementing with great cheese dips prepared with and by the intellectually challenged youths. Set meals @ $7.80

BELIEVE NJ – Muffins

First Flagship Retail Sales Counter opening on 18 March 2014! Offering a variety mix of sweet & savoury muffins piping hot from the oven, complementing with great cheese dips prepared with and by the intellectually challenged youths. Set meals @ $7.80

Ren Bakers

2016 ANNOUNCEMENT: Sad to say that Ren Bakers have closed operations permanently. Heard about this outfit from one of our good friends over a meal… Ren (仁) Bakers is a bakery and café with a difference. Ren Bakers, a partner

Ren Bakers

2016 ANNOUNCEMENT: Sad to say that Ren Bakers have closed operations permanently. Heard about this outfit from one of our good friends over a meal… Ren (仁) Bakers is a bakery and café with a difference. Ren Bakers, a partner

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Something to keep in mind!

We’re so glad that you’re taking note of the amazing companies featured here.  🙂  We’re not linked to them in any way, so if you have questions, please contact each company directly.  🙂  Happy Browsing!

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The YOuyii Project – A Christmas Special

Certainly one of the more unusual features on SWAD but no less meaningful! In a nutshell, support a local Sewing Aunty community by adopting a special edition YOuyii ‘plushie’, either for yourself or to give to loved ones and inspire

The YOuyii Project – A Christmas Special

Certainly one of the more unusual features on SWAD but no less meaningful! In a nutshell, support a local Sewing Aunty community by adopting a special edition YOuyii ‘plushie’, either for yourself or to give to loved ones and inspire

Eighteen Chefs

Eighteen Chefs trains ex-offenders and delinquents on F&B-related skill sets in cafe outlets serving mostly simple Western fare.  They have 3 branches Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6,, Eastpoint Mall, #01-36, Singapore 528833 (Located beside POSB) Telephone: 6782 1298 Operation Hours: Sun – Thu: 11.30am –

Eighteen Chefs

Eighteen Chefs trains ex-offenders and delinquents on F&B-related skill sets in cafe outlets serving mostly simple Western fare.  They have 3 branches Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6,, Eastpoint Mall, #01-36, Singapore 528833 (Located beside POSB) Telephone: 6782 1298 Operation Hours: Sun – Thu: 11.30am –

Alteration Initiative

A-changin Private Limited is a social enterprise with a social mission to provide training and employment opportunities to work-capable women in need, especially single mothers. Their first work-integration initiative, appropriately named Alteration Initiative, aims to equip disadvantaged women with garment

Alteration Initiative

A-changin Private Limited is a social enterprise with a social mission to provide training and employment opportunities to work-capable women in need, especially single mothers. Their first work-integration initiative, appropriately named Alteration Initiative, aims to equip disadvantaged women with garment

Breakthru Cafeteria

Breakthru Cafe offers reformed drug addicts the much needed employment opportunities where they can further their skills and be better prepared in reintegrating into the society. The cafe’s delectable menu of local delights, like dim sum, vinegar pig’s trotters, chicken

Breakthru Cafeteria

Breakthru Cafe offers reformed drug addicts the much needed employment opportunities where they can further their skills and be better prepared in reintegrating into the society. The cafe’s delectable menu of local delights, like dim sum, vinegar pig’s trotters, chicken

Human Nature

Great range of beauty products that both safe for our bodies, for the environment, and is also helping poor communities in the Philippines! For more on their advocacy, click on HN Advocacy. Good news is that they have an online store

Human Nature

Great range of beauty products that both safe for our bodies, for the environment, and is also helping poor communities in the Philippines! For more on their advocacy, click on HN Advocacy. Good news is that they have an online store

Gift Of Hope

Gift Of Hope is an initiative by 4 Nanyang Polytechnic students to help raise funds for TP Healthcare, who provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy, day care, nursing care and transport services to all adults and elderly regardless of race and religion. To

Gift Of Hope

Gift Of Hope is an initiative by 4 Nanyang Polytechnic students to help raise funds for TP Healthcare, who provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy, day care, nursing care and transport services to all adults and elderly regardless of race and religion. To

Aii Candy Gifts

Aii is a social enterprise that works with hearing impaired people to conceptualize lovely decorated candy packaged as gifts and favors, personalized hampers, beautiful candy tables and interesting goody and gift bags for corporate functions, parties, weddings, and product launches.  The

Aii Candy Gifts

Aii is a social enterprise that works with hearing impaired people to conceptualize lovely decorated candy packaged as gifts and favors, personalized hampers, beautiful candy tables and interesting goody and gift bags for corporate functions, parties, weddings, and product launches.  The

Dialogue In The Dark – Special Events

Dialogue In The Dark (DiD) aims to increase social awareness of people with visual and other impairments, change mindsets to encourage and promote an inclusive society, and promote employment for the disabled, in partnership with community-minded companies and organisations. Through

Dialogue In The Dark – Special Events

Dialogue In The Dark (DiD) aims to increase social awareness of people with visual and other impairments, change mindsets to encourage and promote an inclusive society, and promote employment for the disabled, in partnership with community-minded companies and organisations. Through

ECO TRAVEL SERVICES

ECO TRAVEL SERVICES (ETS) was created to offer more holistic travel experiences that would nurture the intellect, promotes a deep understanding of truth, beauty and good.  As an eco tour operator, they are intentional in working towards tours that actively

ECO TRAVEL SERVICES

ECO TRAVEL SERVICES (ETS) was created to offer more holistic travel experiences that would nurture the intellect, promotes a deep understanding of truth, beauty and good.  As an eco tour operator, they are intentional in working towards tours that actively

Chinatown Social Enterprise – Handicraft Store

Chinatown Social Enterprise(CSE) is a non Profit organization, established by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng CCC and the support of Singapore Turf Club, to help provide career opportunities for elderly and needy to earn a living for themselves, and enable needy to learn

Chinatown Social Enterprise – Handicraft Store

Chinatown Social Enterprise(CSE) is a non Profit organization, established by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng CCC and the support of Singapore Turf Club, to help provide career opportunities for elderly and needy to earn a living for themselves, and enable needy to learn

Bakery Hearts

BAKERY HEARTS is a project organised by The Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres, selling baked goods. It empowers women from low income families by providing opportunities to earn supplementary income from baking. For more information, check out their Facebook

Bakery Hearts

BAKERY HEARTS is a project organised by The Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres, selling baked goods. It empowers women from low income families by providing opportunities to earn supplementary income from baking. For more information, check out their Facebook

Pathlight Mall

The mission of Pathlight Mall is to promote and endorse a new brand of products embellished with unique doodles by students of Pathlight School, Singapore’s first Autism-focused school that offer a unique blend of mainstream curriculum and life skills. Each

Pathlight Mall

The mission of Pathlight Mall is to promote and endorse a new brand of products embellished with unique doodles by students of Pathlight School, Singapore’s first Autism-focused school that offer a unique blend of mainstream curriculum and life skills. Each

WEworkz Handicrafts & Services

WEworkz, a co-operative for women, has a vision to encourage and empower lower-income Singaporean women who are unable to commit to full time employment to engage in home-based economic activities, such as making of handicrafts, accessories, and in the future, services

WEworkz Handicrafts & Services

WEworkz, a co-operative for women, has a vision to encourage and empower lower-income Singaporean women who are unable to commit to full time employment to engage in home-based economic activities, such as making of handicrafts, accessories, and in the future, services

SAVH Mobile Massage Team

As part of their Skills Development Programme to equip its people with vocational rehabilitation, education and skills development training, the Mobile Massage Team is one of the training that Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) provides. SAVH’s Mission: To Help

SAVH Mobile Massage Team

As part of their Skills Development Programme to equip its people with vocational rehabilitation, education and skills development training, the Mobile Massage Team is one of the training that Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) provides. SAVH’s Mission: To Help

Book Binding – Society for the Physically Disabled

As part of the initiative to equip people with physical disabilities with employable skills while at the same time generating funds for the provision of beneficial programmes and services, SPD provides bookbinding and book restoration services to educational institutions, libraries,

Book Binding – Society for the Physically Disabled

As part of the initiative to equip people with physical disabilities with employable skills while at the same time generating funds for the provision of beneficial programmes and services, SPD provides bookbinding and book restoration services to educational institutions, libraries,

The Helping Hand – Moving Services

The Helping Hand, a Christian half-way house for the rehabilitation of ex-drug addicts, seeks to transform lives’ of ex-offenders into restored and hardworking individuals, re-integrating them back into society as stable and contributing citizens, and finding a community to be part

The Helping Hand – Moving Services

The Helping Hand, a Christian half-way house for the rehabilitation of ex-drug addicts, seeks to transform lives’ of ex-offenders into restored and hardworking individuals, re-integrating them back into society as stable and contributing citizens, and finding a community to be part

Mother and Child Project

Mother and Child Project products (clothes, bags, accessories and corporate gifts) made in Singapore by mothers (mostly single mothers with children), retirees and women recovering from psychiatric illnesses. By providing sewing contract work under the Mother and Child brand, the

Mother and Child Project

Mother and Child Project products (clothes, bags, accessories and corporate gifts) made in Singapore by mothers (mostly single mothers with children), retirees and women recovering from psychiatric illnesses. By providing sewing contract work under the Mother and Child brand, the

Greenie Genie

Greenie Genie is an online store that specializes in accessories.  Their aim is to deliver products which are intricately handmade with assured quality and essentially, unique & one-of-a-kind which accentuate with lots of character and individuality. Through each of these amazingly handcrafted pieces,

Greenie Genie

Greenie Genie is an online store that specializes in accessories.  Their aim is to deliver products which are intricately handmade with assured quality and essentially, unique & one-of-a-kind which accentuate with lots of character and individuality. Through each of these amazingly handcrafted pieces,

Buy1Give1 (B1G1)

B1G1 helps individuals and businesses tie in their spending or sales (respectively) to giving back directly to specific charities in specific sums. For individuals, B1G1 helps you put together a portfolio of donation to pre-determined charities based on your consumption,

Buy1Give1 (B1G1)

B1G1 helps individuals and businesses tie in their spending or sales (respectively) to giving back directly to specific charities in specific sums. For individuals, B1G1 helps you put together a portfolio of donation to pre-determined charities based on your consumption,

Silver Spring

Silver Spring is a platform especially for those in their mid life career, to generate enterprise and economic activities, to tap on the wealth of expertise and resources. We aim to be a key player for professionals in career transition

Silver Spring

Silver Spring is a platform especially for those in their mid life career, to generate enterprise and economic activities, to tap on the wealth of expertise and resources. We aim to be a key player for professionals in career transition

Mister Clean Pte Ltd

Mister Clean specializes in surface treatments and maintenance for both residential and industrial clients. It employs ex-offenders to provide them with on-the-job training as well as gainful employment. For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their website below.

Mister Clean Pte Ltd

Mister Clean specializes in surface treatments and maintenance for both residential and industrial clients. It employs ex-offenders to provide them with on-the-job training as well as gainful employment. For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their website below.

Homespun Pte Ltd

Homespun reaches out to the cottage industries and bind them with local talents to create inspiring everyday objects. It’s a fusion of ideas between designers and craftsmen. For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their website below. Website: http://www.homespun.info/

Homespun Pte Ltd

Homespun reaches out to the cottage industries and bind them with local talents to create inspiring everyday objects. It’s a fusion of ideas between designers and craftsmen. For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their website below. Website: http://www.homespun.info/

GAT (Gift and Take) Pte Ltd

GAT believes that social advancement for the less fortunate can co-exist with one built on a business foundation. They produce and sell gifts made by the impoverished, disabled and disadvantaged in this world. For more information and queries, please contact

GAT (Gift and Take) Pte Ltd

GAT believes that social advancement for the less fortunate can co-exist with one built on a business foundation. They produce and sell gifts made by the impoverished, disabled and disadvantaged in this world. For more information and queries, please contact

FOCOS Online Store

FOCOS is an integrated wholesale, e-commerce and retail Business Hub for the “Fair Trade & Social Responsible“ global consumer market.  Sells clothes, jewellery, gifts, etc. For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their website below. Website: http://focos.com.sg/

FOCOS Online Store

FOCOS is an integrated wholesale, e-commerce and retail Business Hub for the “Fair Trade & Social Responsible“ global consumer market.  Sells clothes, jewellery, gifts, etc. For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their website below. Website: http://focos.com.sg/

FAIR & SQUARE

FAIR & SQUARE Artisan Gallery works in partnership with disadvantaged artisans in developing communities throughout the Asia-Pacific region to produce a range of fairtrade, eco-friendly corporate gift, event and promotional products. For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their

FAIR & SQUARE

FAIR & SQUARE Artisan Gallery works in partnership with disadvantaged artisans in developing communities throughout the Asia-Pacific region to produce a range of fairtrade, eco-friendly corporate gift, event and promotional products. For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their

Print On Demand Pte Ltd

Print on Demand is a leading design and print social enterprise which provides employment for people with disabilities. They print a variety of products:  Booklets, bookmarks, brochures, business forms, calendars, envelopes, folders, flyers, letterheads, banners, posters and display stands.  As of 2014,

Print On Demand Pte Ltd

Print on Demand is a leading design and print social enterprise which provides employment for people with disabilities. They print a variety of products:  Booklets, bookmarks, brochures, business forms, calendars, envelopes, folders, flyers, letterheads, banners, posters and display stands.  As of 2014,

TOMS Shoes

TOMS Shoes, an American company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One.  For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their website below.

TOMS Shoes

TOMS Shoes, an American company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One.  For more information and queries, please contact the company directly at their website below.