Here’s how we can make our dollars go the extra mile.
If you believe in supporting businesses that help marginalised communities and individuals, do your bit by engaging in these services.
Source: The Nail Social’s Facebook page
Cited as a socially conscious salon, the Nail Social trains and employs local underprivileged women who may have a higher barrier to employment. Plus they also use non-toxic and eco-friendly products. We love the laid back atmosphere here and you can even watch your favourite shows on Netflix while getting your nails done.
Source: Artify Studio’s Facebook page
Making art accessible to all, Artify Studio runs on a pay-what-you-want system. With every $35 they receive, a portion goes to a social cause for the month. Creating art AND doing good for the community at the same time? Count us in!
They also offer art jamming sessions for kids from four to 12 years old.
Source: hello flowers!’s Facebook page
This online floral studio partners with various social service agencies and volunteer groups to provide job training and ad-hoc employment to individuals who are not able commit to full-time work.
Taking a step further, they also channelled proceeds from their Mother’s Day sale to fund their community outreach projects. Flowers with a cause, indeed.
Personalised Love (PLove)
Source: Personalised Love’s Facebook page
This social enterprise specialises in handcrafted gifts which are designed and made by artisans youths with special needs. A great source for corporate gifts, personalised gift sets and DIY creative kits.
Operating as a restaurant and a training kitchen within the Changi Prison Complex, this facility provides prison inmates with the skills and employment preparation needed for them to find jobs after serving their prison terms. Everyone deserves a second chance.
By Muneerah Bee, May 2016