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Special Buddies for Special Children®

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Welcome to The Shadow Buddies Foundation

We work to spread Miles of Smiles to children across the world!

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Since 1995, The Shadow Buddies Foundation has been bringing smiles, hope and companionship to medically challenged children across the country and around the world in the form of cuddly, plush Buddies.

Our Shadow Buddies are a representation that your child, regardless of any illness they may have, is never alone, that they can proudly proclaim they have a friend “just like me.”

Help the Shadow Buddies Foundation spread love and education to these special children and their families; you can donate your time, money and even Buddies, themselves, to make a difference in the life of a child.

Get Involved

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Donate

Help us educate families during a trying time in their lives; consider donating to the Shadow Buddies Foundation. We appreciate all gifts, no matter how great or small!

Volunteer

We’re always looking for volunteers to share their time for children that are struggling with illness or disability. Are you ready to join our family?

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Events

We hold many different types of events, all year round, including our Annual Golf Classic, Pink Parties, Shoot for the Kids, Sassy Senior Day and more!

News

Blast from the Past: Checking in with Our Buddies

Blast from the Past: Checking in with Our Buddies

Over the years, we've met many amazing children and been warmly welcomed into their lives and their families' lives. We love hearing about how our Buddies are doing, which is why we loved getting this letter from Ben's mom:  More than 20 years ago, we met a fantastic...

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Celebrate with a Pink Party!

Celebrate with a Pink Party!

Do you know a little girl who deserves to be loved and pampered? We know that all little girls deserve to feel like a princess. That's why were started our Pink Party program back in 2010!  Spreading Miles of Smiles by Going Pink! The Pink Party began at the...

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Wild at Heart: Three More Days!

Wild at Heart: Three More Days!

We just have three days left until our 23rd annual benefit. Join us for a fun evening of "Scoring a Victory for Children" this Saturday! In anticipation of this exciting event, here are some fun facts about our organization and our mission. We started with just 4...

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