Party With A Purpose This July

Singapore

Come check out the 14 social enterprises on show, watch roving performances, check out free activities and taste delicious grub from more than ten local eateries at the Party With A Purpose festival this July.

Organised by DBS, Party with a Purpose is a platform for local social enterprises to advocate for their causes, showcase their products, and make new connections.

The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to soak in the spirit of social entrepreneurship at this festival, which is happening on Saturday, 29 Jul from 4-7.30 pm at the Waterfront Promenade next to Marina Bay Sands.

Here are the social enterprises that will be at the festival:

FOOD

APSN Bakery: An initiative of the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), the bakery provides training and employment to persons with mild intellectual disabilities. They’ll be selling a range of cookies.

BoxGreen: Boxgreen is an online snack delivery service that creates and delivers wholesome and nutritious snacks to your doorstep. A part of proceeds from the sale of each box of snacks goes towards helping the less fortunate in Singapore through the Willing Hearts soup kitchen.

Flour Power: Flour Power is a social enterprise bakery that trains those with special needs.

Metta Café: Established by the Metta Welfare Association, Metta Café provides culinary training to Metta School graduates with autism. Their café is halal-certified and serves both Asian and Western favourites, as well as a selection of cakes and pastries.

MINDS Social Enterprise: MINDS provides alternative employment to adults with intellectual disabilities. They sell a range of baked goods and handicrafts.

HANDICRAFTS & ART

Extraordinary Horizons: The social enterprise is run by the deaf who hope to promote deaf awareness through sign language courses, performances and other initiatives.

Teddy Thotz: This home-grown social enterprise works with the disadvantage and elderly to produce a range of quirky teddy bears and traditional crafts.

Terra.SG: Through their eco-education and upcycling programmes, they hope to advocate positive environment change.

Center Pottery: This social enterprise harnesses the therapeutic power of pottery to help those with mental health issues. They'll be offering a range of handcrafted pottery. 

FASHION:

Personalised Love: They empower and employ youth with special needs as leather artisans.

Boheme Style Nomads: They work with single mums to produce delicate jewellery made with semi-precious stones that are sourced from artisans in Turkey and South East Asia.

Yin Yang Singapore: Yin Yang works with local artisans in Bali and Kyoto to produce a range of eco-friendly yoga wear.

ACTIVITIES

Neeuro: Using gamification and neurotechnology, the social enterprise provides modern solutions for mind wellness. Drop by their booth for mind-controlled brain games and other fun activities.

BizLink: Bizlink Centre Singapore Ltd is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the disadvantaged, particularly persons with disabilities (PWDs). They'll be running mini flower pot making workshops run by the disabled facilitators. 

 

Society Staples: Society Staples hopes to create a more inclusive society and raise awareness of the challenges faced by PWDs. They'll be running sign language workshops, we well as a 'blind walk' to simulate how it is like to walk blind. 

Come down for good food, good fun and all for a good cause!

When: 4 – 7.30 pm, Saturday, 29 July 2017

Where: Waterfront Promenade (beside Marina Bay Sands)

Admission is free.

 

Looking for more mindful events in Singapore? Check out the Singapore Coffee Festival from 4-6 August for a weekend of socially conscious shopping, free workshops and more! 

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