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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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!


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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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!


Henderson Engineers Volunteers!

Henderson Engineers Volunteers!

A Day of Fun with Henderson Engineers! We are so grateful to all of our volunteers who come and help with the Shadow Buddies mission! Last Thursday, July 12th, we were so lucky to have Henderson Engineers donate their time for our cause. One of the amazing volunteers...

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Celebrating our Buddies with a Super Hero Party!

Celebrating our Buddies with a Super Hero Party!

Early in June, we held our first "Super Hero Party" at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas! This hospital is one of the 11 Child Life Zones in the United States. Shadow Buddies is proud to work with several of these Zones and provide love and support...

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Birdies, Bogeys & Buddies Golf Classic

Birdies, Bogeys & Buddies Golf Classic

We would like to thank all 100 players who showed up on a perfect day at Shadow Glen Golf Club! They helped us reach our goal of being able to provide over 1,000 backpacks to pediatric summer camps. We were so honored to have Matt Besler from Sporting KC come out and...

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