Special Buddies for Special Children®
Welcome to The Shadow Buddies Foundation
We work to spread Miles of Smiles to children across the world!
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.
Buddy of the Month
Identification (ID) Buddy
Hi, I’m the Identification Buddy! Life will always be full of uncertainties and difficulties for everyone. Kids need help in recognizing their problems, taking action and resolving them. And because some children aren’t old enough to do things on their own and need a little extra help just to get started, I’m here to fulfill that need. Unlike the other Buddies, I don’t have a face, so healthcare workers can easily use me in roleplaying and counseling. Your kid can draw his or her own face on me and express how they see themselves. I offer much-needed emotional support by being a friend that’s “just like me” to your child and am available for hugs at a moment’s notice!
Meet The Buddies
Shadow Buddies Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Shadow Buddies "Shoot for the Kids" at Saddle and Sirloin on Thursday, April 27, from 11 am- 5 pm....read more
The Shadow Buddies Foundation has had the honor of being the recipient of a two-year grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals for the years 2017-2018. We have been fortunate enough to partner with Teva since 2014, in which time they have helped fund over 3,000 Respiratory...read more
Shadow Buddies Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Shadow Buddies "Shoot for the Kids" at Saddle and Sirloin on Thursday, April 27, from 11 am- 5 pm. What You Can Expect at the Event "Shoot for the Kids" is a fun-filled day of sporting clay on the private course at...read more