Special Buddies for Special Children®

About Us

Our History

The Shadow Buddies Story

The Shadow Buddies Foundation began more than 20 years ago, from the heart of a mother. Discover our roots and the history behind our iconic thumbprint.

Our Mission

The Shadow Buddies Message

At the Shadow Buddies Foundation, we aim to reach as many medically challenged children as we possibly can to send them a message of hope, compassion and friendship.

child with a Shadow Buddy doll in a hospital bed

Our Board Members

The Shadow Buddies Team

We are honored to have an incredible group of people backing the Shadow Buddies Foundation, helping us spread miles of smiles across the country and across the world!

Our Sponsors

Give a buddy to a child in need