Want to support your local Social Enterprises’s while buying a gift for your loved ones this Christmas? Check out 18 bright-pink GiftBack vending machines located island-wide over the next 3 months. Each of these vending machines will showcase various social beneficiaries’ designed products and their crafters’ intricate hand-made merchandises.

Each product sold will directly support these institutions and their causes.  

Due to COVID 19, physical sales channels such as events, pop-up stores and flea markets are not operational for most of 2020. Social Enterprises faced the challenge of limited retail front to sell their products, impacting income of their members & crafters.

The aim of the initiative is to provide an automated sales channel with high visibility the social organisations to sell their products and raise awareness.

In addition, a series of vending operational workshops will be conducted by Reinvend Solutions (RVS) for members of the Social Enterprises to experience vending machine support tasks and share insights on managing a vending business.

Together with RVS, the initiative is also supported by Royal Vending, which provides day-to-day operational support. Spaces for the machine are provided by like-minded landlords such as Kim San Leng Group, Prime Supermarkets, UOL Malls, Fraser Property Retail and United Industrial Corporation Limited. 

List of Social Enterprises & Social Service Agencies:

  1. Rainbow Centre – Beyond Disabilities: Empowered and thriving in inclusive communities
  2. The Art Faculty – A social enterprise by Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)
  3. Singapore Fashion Runway – A social enterprise that nurtures people with special needs through its Fashion for a Social Cause movement
  4. Social Gifting and it’s supporting crafters – Give a Gift, Empower a Crafter
  • Lion Befrienders – Connecting Seniors, Enriching Lives
  • Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled
  • Aunty Betty
  • Gek Sisters

 

GiftBack Vending Machines can be found at:

Central:

  1. United Square Mall, Level B1
  2. Marina Square, Level 2

North:

  1. Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ Blk 417 Yishun Ave 11
  2. Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ Blk 226B Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  3. Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ Blk 511 Bishan Street 13
  4. Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ Blk 259 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
  5. Prime Supermarket @ Blk 461 Blosson Spring Yishun
  6. NorthPoint City South Wing Level 1
  7. Causeway Point Level 1

South:

  1. Singapore Land Tower Level 1
  2. Tiong Baruh Plaza Level 1

East:

  1. Prime Supermarket @ Blk 322 Sumang Walk
  2. Changi City Mall Level 1
  3. Tampines 1 Mall Level 1
  4. Waterway Point Mall Level 1

West:

  1. Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ 5 Soon Lee St
  2. Prime Supermarket @ Nangyang Technological University North Spine
  3. West Mall Level 1

 

Merchandises on sale:

  1. Hand sewn crochets of animals
  2. Stamped bags, pencil box, draw string bags
  3. Sewn coin pouches
  4. Designed Pouches
  5. Designed Masks
  6. Locally binded bookmarks
  7. Reusable cups with motivational messages
  8. Pens with motivational messages
  9. Designed eco-bags

 

Main Project Sponsor: Reinvend Solutions (RVS)

As vending operators, we hope for more people to experience the retail channel while supporting a good cause this festive season.

 

RVS Instagram: @reinvend_solutions

 

GiftBack Vending Machine @ Singapore Land Tower 

GiftBack @ Kim San Leng

GiftBack @ Changi City Point Mall