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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!


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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Wild At Heart: Interesting Facts

Wild At Heart: Interesting Facts

With less than three weeks to go before our annual benefit dinner! Before you strut your stuff on the red carpet, here are some wild facts about the Shadow Buddies Foundation!  Shadow Buddies began in 1995 and is celebrating its 23rd Anniversary! We have distributed...

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Get Wild with Shadow Buddies!

Get Wild with Shadow Buddies!

We are coming up on our 23rd Annual Shadow Buddies Benefit Dinner and Auction! This will be a great chance to "score a victory for children," with a fabulous safari theme!  Our event co-chairs Amante Domingo and Veronica Mazzarese Domingo have done an amazing job...

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