What started out as a way to make our lives easier has turned into a life-changing journey for our family.
Through our journey we have realized that our buddyz provide a sense of comfort for kids going through many types of battles - whether its a divorce, being scared of the dark or even worse, an illness.
It’s our mission to ensure that kids going through any battle - no matter how big or small - can have a buddy by their size.
Because of your support of BuddyBagz, we have been fortunate enough to gift many buddyz to kids in need through the Valerie Fund and the Make a Wish Foundation.
The Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders provides care to over 6,000 children and their families each year in New Jersey, New York, and the Philadelphia area - the region our family calls home. We have given several buddyz to kids in the cancer center who could use a little extra support as they go through their treatments.
We also are a proud partner of the Make a Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes and gives hope to children with critical illnesses.
Buddybagz helped a little girl named Ryleigh and her sister through our partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation. Ryleigh has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and will be receiving chemotherapy treatments until September of 2022. She is just 12 years old and has a younger sister that is only 5 years old.
After spending time hospitalized, Ryleigh returned home where she and her little sister were greeted by their new BuddyBagz from Ryleigh's Make a Wish Foundation granter.
This is what her Make a Wish Foundation granter said:
“To say they were excited would be an understatement. I cannot thank you enough for your kind donation! Charlotte wanted me to make sure you knew that she loved her present, that she never gets presents only Ryleigh does, and to get one and one like this… she was SOOOOOO HAPPY."
By purchasing a BuddyBag or PillowPal, you help us give back to children who are going through the unimaginable and need a warm, cuddly and soft friend by their side.