Mission: Established in September of 2001, Charlie's Buddies is a charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for families of critically ill children. Our purpose is to build a lasting legacy of generosity by creating a community of donors who, through their wealth, wisdom, work, and volunteering, can support and help those children and their families in need. Proceeds are used for child development toys, rocking chairs, mobiles and other items, as well as to continue our specially developed NICU programs, to help make the stay in a hospital's NICU a little more comforting. We specialize in critically ill infants staying in a hospital's NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit).
When I was 7 months pregnant, our beautiful baby boy Luke was stillborn. It shattered dreams and there are no words to describe the feelings we had. Charlies Buddies provided casts of our babies feet and hands, as well as pictures, a memory box and more. We have these treasures to remember our beautiful baby and we would not have had them if Charlies Buddies wasn't there for us. This is an amazing program and there is no other program like it. Donations go directly to people who need these treasures. Other than the memory of holding our baby, these are the only treasures we have. Thank you Charlies Buddies.