Shadow Buddies Charity Programs

Improving Lives Through Charity

The Shadow Buddies Foundation is a Kansas City-based charity dedicated to supporting children with severe illnesses and disabilities, providing hope, love, and confidence. Through unique Kansas City charity programs designed to enrich the lives of children and adults, the Shadow Buddies Foundation accomplishes this noble mission by fostering compassion and bolstering awareness with our line of 26 condition-specific “Shadow Buddy” dolls.

Each doll is carefully crafted and researched to represent each child’s medical or emotional condition, offering seriously ill or medically challenged children the companionship of a Shadow Buddy friend “just like me.” Shadow buddy dolls not only teach children and raise awareness of their illness, but they provide them with comfort and emotional support. For more information about our shadow buddy dolls, view our Meet The Buddies page.


The Shadow Buddies Foundation provides emotional support by educating children and adults alike about illness, disability, or medical treatments. It is our mission to touch the lives of as many medically challenged children as possible. The Shadow Buddies organization has created various separate-but-related charity programs throughout Kansas City to raise awareness and increase involvement in numerous unique ways.

Some of our heartwarming and fun Kansas City charity programs include events such as the Rescue Buddy Program, Shadow Buddies Backpacks, and our Books & Buddies program. Take a look at our complete list of programs below to see if we might be a good fit for your school, hospital, or organization.

Our charity programs and events would not be possible without the generous time and dedication of our volunteers. We always welcome volunteers, If you are looking for volunteer opportunities please check out our volunteer page and learn how to get started as a Shadow Buddies volunteer.

To learn more about our charity, reach out to us today. We are also available to help you develop a custom program for your organization’s specific needs, so feel free to contact the Shadow Buddies Foundation now!

Contact Us

If you are interested in implementing any of our programs, please feel free to contact us online or call us at 913 642-4646 today.