Budsies Pals

budsies pals fund

Why We Started

The Budsies Pals Fund

Giving back has always been a priority at Budsies. With a mission like “making a more huggable world”, it’s no surprise that our team wanted to extend that vision through corporate giving. With the help of our incredible sponsors and partners, we’ve been able to provide hundreds of children the opportunity to create their own huggable stuffed animal friend at no cost to them. If you are looking to support our efforts, click the button below to donate or sponsor a child directly with a Budsies Pals Kit.  

Redirects to Community Foundation Tampa Bay website, where you can make your tax-deductible donation 

Our Hands On Approach

We believe in using our magical abilities to directly benefit children.

Budsies has been able to make personalized stuffed animals for … 

  • Foster children so they could have a constant buddy in their lives and feel special
  • Underprivileged children so that they could enjoy something fun, just for them 
  • Children born with HIV/AIDS who took part in a safe haven camp in Northern Virginia
  • Children living with life-limiting illnesses and their siblings to make their world a little brighter 
  • Sick children undergoing medical treatment so they have a huggable buddy to accompany them during their hospital visits
custom stuffed animals for children

Every year, we partner with hospitals and nonprofit organizations to help bring joy and comfort in the form of huggable stuffed animals to children who are at-risk, undergoing medical treatment or dealing with life-limiting illnesses. We have been blown away by the response from our community and the kindness of strangers towards this mission. 

We've also donated to many many more organizations: Jumpin for Jack Cystic Fibrosis, ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Teen with a Dream, New York Children's Theater Festival, Hernando Parks & Recreation, The Sixth Avenue Elementary School, Laurelwood Preschool, Ladybug House, Children's Hospital of Atlanta, Dana-Farber / Boston Children's Cancer Center, and Kids & Art Foundation.

About Budsies Pals Fund

The Budsies Pals Fund is designed to build strong partnerships with non-profit organizations, and other local organizations that are striving to make a difference in the lives of children. 

With the Budsies Pals Fund, we are able to donate directly, as well as connect with individual and corporate sponsors to raise even more funds for children.

The Fund is established through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, which helps with administration and grant-making. Thanks to one of our sponsors, Budsies was able to present an initial funding check to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in the amount of $10,000 to launch the Budsies Pals Fund. If you are looking to support our community efforts with a monetary donation please click the donate button. Any amount helps! 

Budsies gives back
Budsies gives back

Working With Our Community

We define success not just by revenue and growth, but also in how we can contribute to making the world a better place to live. We’re especially proud of the work we’ve done in our local community over the years with organizations like The Boca West Foundation, Joe DiMaggio's Children's Hospital, The Quantum House and more.  

This year, we are partnering again with generous folks at The Boca West Foundation to sponsor kids at the Florence Fuller Child Development Center and SOS Village. These kids are incredibly resilient and their families and foster parents work so hard to give them what they need, so it’s an absolute pleasure to be able to offer them something that is pure FUN, which all children deserve.

Organizations Served

20+

Years of Giving

9

Kids Sponsored

450+

Total Donations

$45,000+

We are INCREDIBLY thankful for the generosity of all our community sponsors. We'd like to especially thank our Premier Sponsors: Elizabeth Smith, Harry Radenberg and the GearsCRM team, and Knowbly for sponsoring an entire hospital. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

  • Tom and Cindy - FL
  • Karen - TX
  • Bill - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Richard - Melbourne, Australia
  • Susan - Columbia, MO
  • Shayna
  • Frances - New York
  • Adam - Austin, TX
  • Michael - Manorville
  • Rory - Boulder, CO
  • Lynn - Plantation
  • Elizabeth Clarke
  • Karen - Severna Park, MD
  • The Balsizer Family - Johnstown, OH
  • Kevin & Brett - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Loubert Family - Redondo Beach, CA
  • Shoshannh Cookie Co
  • Tyler - Bernardsville, NJ 
  • Carey - GA
  • Rebecca - Keizer, OR
  • Jason Alex Latzko - TX 
  • Knowbly
  • Elizabeth from Brooklyn, NY
  • Peyton from New York, NY
  • Anonymous on behalf of Dongler
  • Skylar & Alexandra
  • Chenelle - Cranston, RI
  • Patricia - PA
  • Adam - CT
  • Allan - New York, NY
  • Sarah - Sag Harbor, NY
  • Deborah - Columbu, OH 
  • Greg - Illinois
  • Jackson, Katie, Lennon & Lincoln LeStrange
  • Tracie - Kansas City, MO
  • Maiya - London, ON, Canada
  • Michelle - NY
  • Melena & Carissa - Minnesota 
  • Christopher - Dumont, NJ
  • Natcole Staskiewicz - New Baltimore, Michigan
Donations to the Budsies Pals Fund go directly to bringing joy to kids in our community.

Thank You.

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