Buy for Good is an online store for social impact products made in Israel. All of our products are made by adults and children with disabilities or from underprivileged communities in Israel through educational and vocational programs. We believe in encouraging talent, perseverance and the human spirit. We cooperate with non-profit organizations that provide a suitable environment to nurture talents, build confidence, grow self-esteem, and celebrate achievements. All of our items are handcrafted by participants in various vocational programs in Israel. If you’re searching for a gift to complement your occasion, browse through our massive collection of amazing items. Help people with disabilities acquire new skills and support our cause to see them live as equals and celebrate their accomplishments.
AKIM “Carmei Gil” is a vocational center for people with mental and intellectual disabilities. We train people to gain working skills so they can integrate in society. We operate a few production divisions including ceramics, glass fusing, wood workshop, embroidery, and gardening. Carmei Gil is part of AKIM, a national organization for people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
ALEH is a warm, rehabilitative home to hundreds of children and young adults with multiple severe disabilities. ALEH believes that each person, regardless of their level of disability, has the right to reach their potential and lead a productive life. Our products are created by the residents during their therapeutic vocational workshops. By purchasing these items, you are helping to support our belief.
ALMAZ is an entrepreneurial project for empowering Ethiopian women and men in Israel. The project employs a staff of Ethiopian embroidery artisans. They keep the traditional Ethiopian art forms alive by creating embroidered works through the Almaz project in the city of Lod. The goal of the project is to preserve Ethiopian art, which is based on ancient ethnic embroideries that reflect traditional Ethiopian culture.
AMICHAI is an Israeli non-profit association for the welfare of people with developmental disabilities. Founded by parents of children with severe developmental disabilities who were determined to create a supportive environment in which their children could grow and thrive. AMICHAI is based on principles of full inclusion, through the needs of the entire life cycle of its participants.
ILAN’s Beit Miriam center in Haifa presents a unique model of daycare rehabilitation in Israel. This center emphasizes occupational and social activities in order to improve the quality of life for severely handicapped people. The center is intended for people with disabilities between the ages of 18 to 55 from the northern region of Israel.
‘Derech Haomanut’ is a nonprofit vocational training center that promotes individuals with mental disabilities in the community by producing Israeli artwork. A personal rehabilitative plan is created for each individual which is adjusted to their needs through a work environment that allows daily experiences to help them return to the job market. Every sale generates income for the artist and brings him closer to full inclusion.
‘DROR – Beit Ha’Yotzer’ is a fine arts studio and gallery for people who suffer from mental illnesses. The studio employs 60 artists each year. In the studio, the artists refine their professional abilities and develop work skills in a safe and creative environment suited for their needs while boosting motivation and self-esteem and establishing career pathways for the individuals.
Enosh, the Israeli Mental Health Association, was established in 1978 in order to support people with psychiatric disabilities and their families. Purchasing Enosh products increases employment opportunities and financial well-being for our workers. The proceeds directly benefit our workers.
ERKUTI is one of the enterprises of the “Shekulo Tov Group” nonprofit organization.
The group specializes in vocational rehabilitation: training, guidance, and placement in the free labor market. “Shekulo Tov” vocational rehabilitation model facilitates work mobility by proposing a wide range of diverse vocational learning and training opportunities along with supported employment services.
GVANIM is a nonprofit organization which advances people with mental disabilities by helping them integrate into society through creative work in a variety of workshops such as arts and crafts, sewing, packaging, ceramics and more. Our products are produced with love at Gvanim’s vocational centers by people who seek an opportunity to be recognized and appreciated and live with respect.
KITE PRIDE repurposes used kites into trendy, lightweight, durable and beautiful products made with you in mind. We create jobs and help people quit prostitution and exit the sex industry and return to the workforce to live a normal, respectable life. We teach our employees teamwork, reliability and punctuality while allowing them to work through past trauma.
KUCHINATE (crochet in Tigrinya) is a collective of African asylum seeking women living in Tel Aviv. The women create crochet home products, such as baskets, poufs, and rugs. Kuchinate is a socio-psychological project aimed at empowering these women who have found themselves in vulnerable situations – many are survivors of human trafficking, torture, and sexual abuse. The act of sitting together in a supportive and understanding environment whilst making creations rooted in African culture is therapeutic and helps the women cope with their difficult realities. Kuchinate also allows women to earn money, and interact with the Israeli public through workshops and events.
MA’ARAG, a unique and singular initiative, relies on four major elements: Rehabilitative, Communal, Touristic and Occupational. The enterprise encompasses vocational workshops such as multimedia workshop for people with severe disabilities & creative-decorative art workshops (ceramics, textile, carpentry, laser cutting and more), which are run by people with special needs on daily basis, who work & earn a living. There are 90-100 adults with special needs in Ma’arag: people with mental disabilities, autism, people who are emotionally injured and severely disabled. They are all residents of the Galilee, the northern periphery of Israel.
In our “MIFTAN HA’SCHAHAR” entrepreneurship and jewelry workshop, about 20 students learn — in addition to their regular studies — the principles and skills of jewelry craftsmanship. In the workshop they train, create, and are rewarded for their work. The purpose of the program is to assist our students in acquiring new skills, as well as aiding in their integration into the job market. These goals are met in a professional and supportive environment. The students work in two groups, “Ravid” and “Adi,” in which they design and create necklaces, bracelets, rings, keychains, and other products from silver, Alpaca, and other materials.
SHEKEL Employment is about more than just livelihood. It’s about being a part of the community. Like everyone else, people with disabilities need meaningful challenging employment in order to advance, develop and integrate into the wider community as confident contributing members of Israeli society. SHEKEL’s wide-ranging vocational rehabilitation programs, allow some 700 people the opportunity to advance and realize their personal potential, through fulfilling meaningful work suited to their individual skills and abilities.
“SHIKUM ACHER” was established in 2004 to advance work, studies, personal development and the integration of people coping with mental disabilities into competitive employment. For more than a decade, we have been working to promote social change and increase acceptance, awareness and equal opportunities in the employment of people coping with mental disabilities in the competitive job market.
Center for the Arts “SHILUVIM” (Hebrew for inclusion), is a vocational training center that provides employment to the population with special needs, cognitive disabilities and autism spectrum. The goals of the Center are rehabilitation, support, imparting skills and employment. The center is located in the kibbutz fields, in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to treatment and rehabilitation procedures. Workshops include: ceramic, paper mold, photography, wood, jewelry, textiles and gardening.
TA’ASION NATANYA is a vocation training center for people with intellectually developmental disability, activated by the municipality of Natanya and supervised by the ministry of social affairs. It’s a working and socializing environment for 220 people with disabilities and a team of designers and vocational instructors. The workshop produces ceramics and glass artwork sold in local and international markets.
TURNING THE TABLES promotes economic advancement for women and teens exiting the cycle of prostitution and addiction, addressing main obstacles they face in their way to create a new life. We offer Vocational training in sewing, pattern making and in digital marketing, a Business hub for their own creations, Employment and a safe and homey space for social integration.
“YOFI! SHEL MATANA” (a wonderful gift) is an art workshop, which takes place in a rehabilitative working center for people who suffer from mental and other disabilities. Creating these products enables the exposure and the expression of our abilities, and creates equal social opportunities for us, and the appreciation and recognition that we are equal to all human beings. Purchase our products and take part in an important social project, whose purpose is the rehabilitation and the appreciation of our works.
The “Youth of Light” project is a social-educational project, aimed at youth at risk, located in Arrabe and Ashkelon.
The main therapeutic-educational process is carried out as part of a Social-Business for the manufacture of High-Quality Handmade Candles.
During the participation in the project, the youngsters take part in all aspects of the Social-Enterprise, such as production, packaging and quality control to marketing, sales, and even product development, and receive full payment according to the law. Thanks to the project’s activities, the youth acquire skills and tools that enable them to realize their potential.
ZOT.ZOT is a social enterprise, a printing studio for unique gifts. Every purchase form us, directly supports a social cause. The studio employs only former women inmates, that are changing their life around by occupational rehabilitation. In our studio they acquire professional training and skills, while providing you with high-quality beautiful products with added social value. ZOT.ZOT are part of Ze.Ze nonprofit.
Nadav is a photographer with Autism. Nadav succeeds in his images to create aesthetic complexity that has no verbal substitute, or verbal expression. He uses the camera as a tool to express his inner richness and express himself and his fascinating inner world, the very expression has a healing ability. The camera gives Nadav an experience of freedom, choice, and control.
Shavim (Hebrew for Equals) vocational center was founded in Kiryat Biyalik in 1987. The center is focused on employment rehabilitation in the community for people with mental disabilities. The center is a home for 150 people who are aspiring to be a part of the free job market. The center tailors a rehabilitation program to the specific needs of each person in order to help them reach their full potential.
Dodo’s Animals is a social venture, based on animal drawings made by Dodo (Ido). a young man in the autistic spectrum. As part of the venture, we employ Ido and his friends in the hostel, thereby providing them with pride, employment and livelihood.