Shopping Nation: i’mable Gift Mrket 2019 by SG Enable
This Saturday, get your Christmas gifting on while doing a good deed when you come down to the Enabling Village and shop at the i’mable Gift Market – SG Enable’s initiative to promote and market original works, artisanal gifts, as well as premium items that feature the artistry of talented persons with disabilities.
Over 30 participating organisations will be a part of this project, mostly Social Service Agencies and Social Enterprises, coming under one roof to sell gifts designed or crafted by artists with disabilities with sales proceeds going back to each participating organisation. Visitors can look forward to shopping from a wide array of handmade gifts, each bearing its own special story, from whimsical accessories from Tinkle Arts and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, or unique ceramic plates and marbled mugs from TOUCH Community Services and the Down Syndrome Association respectively.
Keep and organise your cash with money envelopes by Ashraf’s Cafe in support of people with autism, or be thankful and pick up a gratitude journal from SPD, best paired with batik pencil cases from Bizlink. Coasters, fridge magnets and hama bead jewellery by the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) make for great trinkets and gifts for everyone at the office, and of course, while shopping, be sure to keep energised with cookies and brownies from MINDS or indulge in home-made pies from Arts@Metta. Heck, go all out and snack on fragrant fried chicken, fishballs and seaweed chicken by Bizlink, or if you’re watching out for your diet, check out the offerings from Boxgreen instead!
Refresh your style with pieces from some of the most coveted wardrobe at the Celebrities Charity Boutique. Pick from an array of pre-loved items donated by artistes such as Rebecca Lim, Romeo Tan, Elvin Ng and Hong Ling, as well as news presenters Melanie Oliveiro and Steven Chia, amongst many others. Take your pick from the wide range of apparel, eyewear, shoes and autographed books on display, and do your part for charity, where all proceeds will go towards the Mediacorp Enable Fund.
Take part in workshops and enable yourself, starting from just $5 per participant, with workshops including learning how to bind your own notebook, how to personalise your very own tableware, or even a small pouch using the decoupage technique – the art of decorating various surfaces with paper cut-outs carefully glued with several coats of varnish. Learn to make clay masterpieces, or learn from a portrait drawing workshop with a twist led by artist, Mui Rui Yi, as kids learn to celebrate their unique selves through tracing their faces and bodies using mirrors on metallic or transparent surfaces. Perfect for the festive season, learn how to up your greeting card game with a design workshop for just $5.
To top it all off, enjoy complimentary fringe activities such as balloon sculpting, coinbank painting and face painting, along with some delicious cotton candy and popcorn for some instant bliss on the house. Visitors will also receive a free gift wrapper and sticker bearing a design inspired by special artists from Arts@Metta with every purchase above $20 plus a complimentary gift-wrapping service. For purchases above $80, walk away with a limited-edition tote bag that bears an artwork inspired by artists from Singapore Fashion Runway, while stocks last. And if you’re one of the first 150 visitors, you can even collect coupons at registration to enjoy 1-for-1 deals on Gong Cha bubble tea, or even be the first 100 visitors to Grab a ride to the Enabling Village and enjoy S$5 off your ride when you enter the “IMABLE” promo code (only valid for destinations ending at the Enabling Village).
Drop by the i’mable Gift Market this Saturday for a special shopping experience with a cause, and make your Christmas truly a season of gifting – both to your friends and family, and the disabled community.
i’mable Gift Market takes place on 23rd November 2019 from 10am to 6pm at the Enabling Village (20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053). Entry is free, for more information, visit their website here