Special Buddies for Special Children®
Backpack Buddies for Summer Specialty Camps
Pink Parties: Helping Girls Feel Pampered and Pretty
Holiday Hugs: Our Annual Toy Drive
Buddy of the Month
Guardian Angel Buddy
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.
Meet our Buddies of the Month for December, and as always if you don’t see a Buddy who meets your child’s needs please let us know. We are always open to suggestions! Meet Guardian Angel Buddy Hi, I’m the Guardian Angel Buddy! I serve as a symbol of protection and...read more
Meet our Buddies of the Month for November, and as always if you don’t see a Buddy who meets your child’s needs please let us know. The Shadow Buddies Foundation is always open to suggestions! Meet Preemie Buddy Hi, I’m the Preemie Buddy! I’m made of soft sheepskin...read more
A big thank you to ReeceNichols in Overland Park for their awesome work packaging and delivering 315 Shadow Buddies to Children’s Mercy Hospital! Our original goal was to package and deliver 100 Shadow Buddies but they met and surpassed that goal astonishing us all...read more