The kids in my Upstanders Academy and I have some super exciting news for you. As you may know, we are learning about Social Entrepreneurship this session … so we have decided to start our own little business to build on our learning! We would like to introduce you to our “Adopt A Stuffy” Project.

Through this project, these awesome kids are putting some of their gently loved stuffies up for adoption in an effort to help save our planet by reducing the need for new resources to be used up for the creation of new stuffies and by reducing textile waste in our landfills through the responsible rehoming of stuffies they are no longer playing with.  And we are giving all the money raised to the Al Taha family – the beautiful Syrian family who have recently arrived here to safety, so that they can feel more supported and loved and so that they can thrive in their first year here. We will do this through the Go Fund Me that has been set up by Grace United Church which you can visit here.

The kids are writing the profile for their stuffy, taking the photo for our social media pages, one Upstander is working on a website specific to this project, and the kids also created the logo and the banner photo for our Facebook page. They are learning so much through this activity!

Here are the stuffies that we currently have available for adoption:

Hi! I’m Oscar! I flew all the way from Alaska to Ontario to go on new adventures! I was born 5 years ago in 2017 on December 17, so my birthday’s coming up! I love playing in the snow, and drinking hot cocoa while watching Christmas movies. My favourite foods are cookies and pudding. I’d love for you to adopt me!

This is Stella! She was born in Paris, France on November 12, 2019 and she’s 3 years old. She loves playing in the pool during the summertime while eating ice cream and watermelon. Her favorite thing to do is knit sweaters while watching movies. She’s looking for a loving home to play and have fun in!

Hi, this is Kettle and Skettle – they are dragon twins! Their birthday is Friday, January 13th, 2021. They are very young and ready for lots of love! They like peanuts and they especially love reading their books!!

This is Frank. He was born on May 1, 2019. He is 3 years old and very cute. He loves fruit, sports, music and friends. He is ready to be part of your home.
P.S. he loves everyone!

This is Uncle Dain. He is very loving and kind to all other stuffies. He is from Ohio and likes cupcakes, especially ones with blue icing. His birthday is Nov 8, 2019. And he is very excited to meet his new family.

This is Amy. She is from Paris, France. Her birthday is May 12 and she is 5 years old. Her favourite food is chocolate croissants. Amy is a story teller and optimist. She loves reading. And she is an environmentalist.

This is Macdonald. His birthday is June 29 and he is 57 years old. He likes to drink juice, eat MrBeast burgers, and read the book “The New Dinosaurs”. He is a Capuchin Monkey. He is from Ireland. Macdonald wold love to be adopted into a family who also loves learning about dinosaurs.

Sugar is a jolly guinea pig who immigrated to Canada last year from Sweden. She is two years old, and her favourite foods are sugar cookies and snickerdoodles. She loves the snow, Hallmark movies and fuzzy blankets. She is looking for a loving home where she can be loved and cuddled all day.

Please visit and like our new Adopt A Stuffy Facebook page and let us know if you are interested in adopting any of these beautiful stuffies.