Stuffed Bunny Doll

$21.00

Hand sewn stuffed bunny “Hug-Me” doll; the body is stuffed and cuddly, the legs, arms and ears all droop, as a bunny should! Velcro on both arms allows the doll to be hung. As each piece is individually made, no two are exactly alike and yours might differ slightly from the picture shown.

These dolls are produced in SHEKEL-Community Services for People with Special Needs, Israel’s leading organization for integrating people with special needs into the community. In order to advance this goal, SHEKEL has created a wide array of programs and support systems offering a plethora of services and equal opportunity for people with special needs, including those with learning, intellectual and/or physical disabilities, PDD, Asperger’s Syndrome, sensory impairment, and people who require nursing care. Founded in 1979, today 550 employees and 700 volunteers assist 8,000 people with special needs from every sector of Israeli society: Jews, Arabs, Christians, religious and secular.
SHEKEL’s vision is to develop community services for every person with a disability in order to enable independent functioning at home, work, and during leisure and social activities, allowing for a life of respect, self-fulfillment, inclusion and participation in the general community as people with equal rights.

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Materials: cotton fabric, acrylic filling, hand sewn embroidery

Size: 18″ from top of head to tip of toes; stuffed body about 9″ x 5″ x 1″

No attached beads or buttons

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Buy for Good, an Israeli social justice venture, is a marketplace that helps you support Israel and its people of all religions, all ethnicities and all backgrounds in a new way. All of Buy for Good's products are hand crafted by adults and children with disabilities or from under-resourced communities in Israel in various workshops sponsored by nonprofit educational and vocational programs throughout the country. The endeavor nurtures talent, rewards perseverance, and bolsters the human spirit. These sponsoring organizations provide an environment that teaches skills, celebrates achievements, and builds confidence, self-esteem and self-respect.

By purchasing an item crafted by Buy for Good artisans, you are buying an item that gives back: every purchase supports employment opportunities and job creation for those in need, helps each of us to see beyond a person's disabilities and shows respect for the artisan, and helps the artisans integrate into the wider community where they can live full and productive lives.

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