RescuedBears

Rescued Bears and Other Things

Toronto, Ontario

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Announcement    What is Rescued Bears?
We are an eco-friendly social enterprise with a mission to reuse and recycle abandoned plush toys, deadstock fabric and left over yarns. A percentage of all sales support the registered charity West Toronto KEYS to INclusion, who facilitate programming for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Where to find Rescued Bears:
Instagram: @rescuedbears
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rescuedbearsTO
email: rescuedbears [!at] gmail.com

Rescued bears & other friends are stuffed animals and beanie babies that we have thoroughly washed, created something special for them to wear, and written a biography for each of them. Many of the biographies have been created by the adults in the KEYS program during their zoom workshops.

Other Things offered for sale are unique handmade items, often incorporating a rescued bear and always using deadstock fabric or left over yarn.

Environmental policy: We are committed to reducing waste wherever possible and recycling whatever comes our way by creating useful, interesting items.

What is West Toronto KEYS to INclusion?
Website: www.westtorontokeys.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/keystoinclusion

Announcement

Last updated on 16 Oct, 2021

What is Rescued Bears?
We are an eco-friendly social enterprise with a mission to reuse and recycle abandoned plush toys, deadstock fabric and left over yarns. A percentage of all sales support the registered charity West Toronto KEYS to INclusion, who facilitate programming for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Where to find Rescued Bears:
Instagram: @rescuedbears
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rescuedbearsTO
email: rescuedbears [!at] gmail.com

Rescued bears & other friends are stuffed animals and beanie babies that we have thoroughly washed, created something special for them to wear, and written a biography for each of them. Many of the biographies have been created by the adults in the KEYS program during their zoom workshops.

Other Things offered for sale are unique handmade items, often incorporating a rescued bear and always using deadstock fabric or left over yarn.

Environmental policy: We are committed to reducing waste wherever possible and recycling whatever comes our way by creating useful, interesting items.

What is West Toronto KEYS to INclusion?
Website: www.westtorontokeys.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/keystoinclusion

Items

 
Gail B and Virginia I

Contact shop owner

Gail B and Virginia I

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(29)

About RescuedBears

Sales 73
On Etsy since 2015

Why do we rescue bears and other lost toys? Because everyone should be able to find their way home 

Our founding bear’s name is Otis. When Kiyomi (Gail, our founder) was seven years old, she left him on a bench while out shopping with her mom and sister. Otis became yet another lost toy. His story might have ended there, but it didn’t. Kiyomi created a Lost Bear poster and her mom posted it near the bench.

After a week of uncertainty, someone finally called the number. A boy had found Otis on the bench and brought him home. When his mother saw the poster, she recognized the bear and Otis was reunited with Kiyomi.

Few lost toys have such a happy ending. They may never find their way back to their first home, but with Rescued Bears, they can find their way to a new one.

Shop members

  • Gail Burgin

    Owner, Co-Creator

  • Virginia

    Writer, Co-Creator

  • Caroline Kovesi

    Assistant, Photographer, Marketer

    and writer!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 04 Apr, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Where do you ship?

We offer shipping within Canada only.