Our Mission

Our Mission of Charity & Hope

The Shadow Buddies Foundation is a children’s charity dedicated to providing support and knowledge to children with severe illnesses and disabilities. The foundation accomplishes this through unique programs designed to enhance the lives of children and adults by fostering compassion and awareness of differences with our line of 31 condition-specific “Shadow Buddy” dolls. Crafted from muslin and carefully researched to represent a child’s medical or emotional condition, Shadow Buddies offer seriously ill or medically challenged children the companionship of a friend “just like me.”

Local Charities in Kansas City: Who We Are

A Kids Charity Organization Dedicated to Illumination, Compassion, and Emotional Support

The mission of the Shadow Buddies Foundation is to provide emotional support for severely ill children. Our Kansas City charity programs provide this support through the education of children and adults regarding illness, disability, or medical treatments. The Shadow Buddies Foundation accomplishes this mission through unique educational and charitable programs designed to enhance the lives of children and adults while increasing compassion and understanding of diversity, and taking suggestions for new buddies. In pursuit of that mission, the foundation will continually raise funds, develop new programs, and build relationships between organizations with complementary goals. In short, our primary focus is supporting the children through charity and education.

How Our Shadow Buddy Dolls Raise Awareness of Childhood Disabilities

Our Mission: Providing Hope, Support, Love, and Empathy to Kids in Need

Our kids charity accomplishes our mission primarily through the creation of Shadow Buddy dolls that we disperse to hospitalized children in the Kansas City area. Each doll is carefully designed with elements that represent a childhood disease or disability. These dolls help children understand their medical conditions and act as comforting pals that kids can share their experiences with. A Shadow Buddy doll brings comfort and education to children while they undergo treatment for their illnesses or conditions.

How Sponsors Can Join Our Mission

Do you live in the greater Kansas City area? Are you interested in sponsoring a charity foundation with goals you share? You can help us raise money to bring joy, inspiration, comfort, and the gift of kindness to kids with developmental disabilities, childhood illnesses, or other medical conditions. Sponsors can donate money to help raise funds to support our mission. You can also participate in one of our charity fundraiser events. We also provide volunteer opportunities to those who wish for a more hands-on way to support our charity foundation. Volunteering to visit kids in healthcare settings, passing out Shadow Buddies, or helping to make the dolls themselves are some of the ways you can be a part of completing the Shadow Buddies Foundation’s mission.

Donations support the creation and distribution of our Shadow Buddy dolls. Local non-profits like the Shadow Buddies Foundation help Kansas City children in our community. Reach out to learn more about our organization, charity events, or ways you can help.






Reach Out to Our Charity

Help us bring awareness of various conditions to the public, and bring hope and comfort to sick or disabled children. Support our charity by calling The Shadow Buddies Foundation today at 913 642-4646, donating online or checking out our Buddies.

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