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:
- Rainbow Centre – Beyond Disabilities: Empowered and thriving in inclusive communities
- The Art Faculty – A social enterprise by Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)
- Singapore Fashion Runway – A social enterprise that nurtures people with special needs through its Fashion for a Social Cause movement
- 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:
- United Square Mall, Level B1
- Marina Square, Level 2
- Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ Blk 417 Yishun Ave 11
- Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ Blk 226B Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
- Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ Blk 511 Bishan Street 13
- Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ Blk 259 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
- Prime Supermarket @ Blk 461 Blosson Spring Yishun
- NorthPoint City South Wing Level 1
- Causeway Point Level 1
- Singapore Land Tower Level 1
- Tiong Baruh Plaza Level 1
- Prime Supermarket @ Blk 322 Sumang Walk
- Changi City Mall Level 1
- Tampines 1 Mall Level 1
- Waterway Point Mall Level 1
- Kim San Leng Coffee Shop @ 5 Soon Lee St
- Prime Supermarket @ Nangyang Technological University North Spine
- West Mall Level 1
Merchandises on sale:
- Hand sewn crochets of animals
- Stamped bags, pencil box, draw string bags
- Sewn coin pouches
- Designed Pouches
- Designed Masks
- Locally binded bookmarks
- Reusable cups with motivational messages
- Pens with motivational messages
- 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