Hi, this is Francesca Sin and I am the founder of gift-love.org. I was born in Hong Kong and have lived in Sydney for seven years during my high school and university years. Prior to starting this online platform, I taught “Experiential Learning - Social Innovation Global Citizenship” at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Hong Kong. I got to meet many organisations that do very meaningful work to improve the community, but have also heard stories of how they struggle to survive at the same time. Their stories touch my heart deeply and I wish to contribute in some ways that could help sustain the good work.
While I was thinking how I could contribute, I asked myself what was the one thing that I could not bear to see happening around me which could be avoided. I am seeing lots of waste being created through gift-giving. I feel heartbroken to see gifts that are unopened and unappreciated. Wouldn't it be great if there is a middle person who can help redistribute the resources and redirect the money spent on buying waste into something meaningful?