Plasan's main focus in supporting educational and social aid NGOs is to strengthen their ability to provide needed help and assistance to residents from our neighboring communities. Plasan annually donates hundreds of thousands of dollars towards relevant causes advanced by the following organizations:
ELEM is devoted to assisting youth at risk across Israel, working with teens facing personal and identity crises, family problems, delinquency from school, social isolation, alcoholism, violence and abuse amongst a long list of problems they face. ELEM is dedicated to providing them with an open door and helping hand to reintegrate back into society.
YA'CHAD B'GALIL is a home for mentally-challenged adults. Located at Kibbutz Maha'nayim in the northern Galilee, the organisation provides their residents with rehabilitation and day-to-day care services. YA'CHAD B'GALIL also promotes initiatives and development of special service programs for its local community and the entire mentally-challenged community in the North of Israel.
BERESHEET LESHALOM ("Born for Peace") is a non-profit, cross-cultural community theater troupe. Founded 8 years ago by Ms. Edna Calo-Livneh, a member of Kibbutz Sasa, Israeli youth of Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze heritages from communities surrounding Sasa, come together to spread the message of co-existence, peace and non-violence through their unique theater productions performed all over Israel, and overseas as well.
The Soldiers' Welfare Association (SWA) founded a special program to enlist corporate sponsors to partner with frontline units of the IDF. Plasan made a three year commitment to support one unit protecting Israel's northern border. Our contribution is not only financial in nature but includes voluntarism by our workforce in the form of tutoring and community work, gift packages for the holidays, and the supply of needed equipment for the soldiers' social welfare.
For over ten years, the Pit'chon Lev ("Open Your Heart") organization works to raise families and teens out from the circle of poverty they're caught in. Their northern center in the town of Karmiel provides over 4,000 monthly food aid packages to those in need, on a non-denominational basis, and over 1,000 packages specially made for infant care cases. In addition, clothing, legal assistance and counseling services are provided. Their educational center, named after Israel's first astronaut killed in the space shuttle accident, Col. Ilan Ramon, provides a chance for any youth with latent potential to escape the difficult circumstances life dealt them and start a new life.