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
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.
Shadow Buddies is thrilled to announce our partnership with Oklahoma City Thunder star, Paul George. After Sunday’s game against Memphis Grizzlies, the Thunder star unveiled his Shadow Buddy, the Paul George Super Buddy, in an on-court ceremony at Chesapeake Energy...read more
On Thursday, January, 18th, 2018, Tony and October Gonzalez and the Shadow Buddies Foundation, visited the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and handed out Shadow Buddies to the patients. For 23 years, Tony has been dedicated to visiting children and brightening...read more
Our own sweetheart, Heart Buddy, wants to wish you and your child or loved one a Happy Valentine's Day from The Shadow Buddies Foundation. With a chest incision and a mended heart, Heart Buddy was the first Shadow Buddy and has continued to be a friend, sweetheart and...read more