For bubble tea, cakes and flowers with a cause

There’s no better time to do good than now. And folks looking to aid businesses with a cause should check out the following social enterprises and meaningful concepts that help make Singapore a better place. With these companies, you know your support will go a long way.
 

BJ Milkytea
 


 

Those in need of a bubble tea fix should head to BJ Milkytea, an unassuming BBT shop located in Tanjong Pagar Plaza. Just grab some very gratifying beverages like the Red Tea Macchiato with Ice Cream, ice-blended Polar Mango and classic Brown Sugar Fresh Milk to support the meaningful business that works with non-profit organisations such as The Singapore Association for the Deaf to hire members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in Singapore.

In fact, the unique hole-in-the-wall concept is designed specifically to cater to its employees—the minimal interaction required ensures a stress-free environment for its staff. So just sip on the delicious teas knowing you are supporting a benevolent business.
 

Hello Flowers!
 


 

The next time you’re looking to send some flowers to a friend, consider engaging Hello Flowers!, a social enterprise floral studio along Chin Swee Road. Empowering women from all walks of life (in particular women who are unable to hold full-time jobs due to barriers including caregiving issues and more), the boutique offers social training programmes to its female staff too, in its quest to offer ladies more opportunities. So for gorgeous floral bouquets with a cause, just turn to Hello Flowers!.
 

Seastainable Co.
 


 

A social business that supports marine conservation in Southeast Asia, Seastainable Co. actively encourages individuals to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Currently, its Blue Carbon Package (created in partnership with CarbonEthics) offers an avenue for seapporters to help offset CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) through the replanting of important marine habitats such as seagrass and mangroves.

The company also channels their profits to environmental organisations in need, and since they began in 2017, they have contributed over $30,000 to over 33 conservation projects across five countries and impacted over 5,200 individuals in local communities through the Seastainable Grant.

Learn more about the organisation here.
 

Shood.sg
 


 

A Singapore-based social enterprise, Shood.sg spotlights local, lesser-known food gems by being a platform for home-based businesses. Empowering homemakers all across our country, Shood consolidates and offers islandwide delivery (and self-pick up) for delicious home cooked meals made with love. Give the new initiative a follow on Instagram and Facebook, then place your orders for everything from JJJ’s Ayam Buah Keluak to mouth-watering steamed glutinous rice here. By supporting them, you’re supporting small local businesses that could use your help—plus, you get yummy eats delivered directly to your doorstep. A meaningful cause indeed.
 

Ugly Cake Shop
 


 

The adage ‘it’s what’s on the inside that matters’ is especially true at Ugly Cake Shop, an online cake shop that bakes delicious cakes to feed the needy in Timor-Leste. But these sweets aren’t just helpful, they are healthy too, as the bakery-cafe uses natural ingredients and no artificial colouring or flavours in their bakes. Simply order whatever you’re craving via Ugly Cake Shop’s online website or visit their bakery at 535 Kallang Bahru for off-the-shelf cupcakes and cake slices.