Belle's Buddies

Belle's Buddies
Stuffed Animal Drive
Benefiting the Bereavement Programs in Minnesota
Special Gifts for Special Siblings!

Help us honor Ellie by donating a Buddy for a grieving sibling!

Ellie's Light is collecting stuffed animals for local bereavement programs to give out to siblings when a child passes away. A Buddy gives the sibling something to cuddle and hold on to in their time of sadness. It also serves as a reminder of the brother or sister that is no longer with them. Its important for us to remember and support the siblings in their time of grief too.

Buddies will be brought into the hospital on an as-needed basis to the hospital. Collection of Buddies will be on-going! We need your help to collect these very important Buddies!

 Special Gifts for Special Kids! 
Ellie's Light is very grateful for all of the generosity we've seen with our Belle's Buddies. Because we have had so many wonderful donations, we are able to donate Buddies to more than just grieving siblings. We are now also able to donate them to children experiencing trauma or difficult times in general. 

Buddy (Stuffed Animal) Requirements:
  • Must be new
  • Good (high) quality
  • Must be soft and plush!
  • We are looking for Buddies for boys and girls, of all ages
  • No religious connotations (per hospital request)
  • Recommended sizes: typical Teddy Bear sizes (about 12").
  • Pillow Pets are also appreciated!
  • Build-A-Bear Kits are also appreciated!
Send Buddies to:
Ellie's Light
PO Box 241674
St. Paul, MN 55124

Don't have time to go shopping for a buddy?
  • Check out our Amazon Wish List. Great deals for great high quality Buddies!
  • Make a donation via our donation button the right hand side of the website. Let us know that you are donating money for a Belle's Buddy and we will make sure your donation goes towards a Buddy! 
  • Or send a check written to Ellie's Light (make note that it is a Belle's Buddy donation) to 
                                   Ellie's Light
                                   PO Box 241674
                                   St. Paul, MN 55124

Thank you for helping us do something great in honor of our girl. Elle Belle was a cuddly little girl who loved to hug her Buddies and we know that this would make her very happy! 

Ellie and her Buddies, Sept. 2010

Wonderful Buddy Donations:
Just some of the Buddies donation we have received...

40 Buddies from the PMR/SIU at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Eagan.
Thanks Ladies!
$100 donation to Belle's Buddies from Laurie Ortiz/ Pegasus Computer Marketing!!
We were able to purchase 20 Buddies with this donation!
 Sixteen Buddies from Caywood Elementary School in Lexington, TN!!
FIFTY-NINE Buddies from the Farmington Mom's Group
Thank you to Emily G. and Synergy Dance Studio in Farmington for a wonderful donation of 33 Buddies!

For the second year in a row, our wonderful neighbors donated Buddies in honor of our Ellie's Angelversery. Here is a picture of the 2014 donation! 35 Buddies! Thank you!


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