Why We Started The Budsies Pals Fund
Giving back has always been a priority at Budsies. 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 friends 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 .
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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
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.
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!
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.
Years of Giving
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
Frances - New York
Adam - Austin, TX
Michael - Manorville
Rory - Boulder, CO
Lynn - Plantation
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
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
Griffin and Nancy Allen