In the Community: Shadow Buddies Foundation

J. Goodman Insurance Agency seeks to serve the community by not only providing competitive insurance coverage to clients, but also partnering with nonprofits in the Kansas City area. Our agency has partnered with Shadow Buddies Foundation for many years, and Josh Goodman, our agency owner, has recently been appointed to President of the Board of Directors for Shadow Buddies Foundation.

Shadow Buddies seeks to provide emotional support to medically ill children. The foundation is most visible through donations of condition-specific dolls for children battling serious medical conditions or illnesses. Shadow Buddies Foundation describes the benefits of these “Buddies” for children.

“The Buddies not only provide comfort to the ill child, but also provide physicians a hands-on method of educating newly diagnosed children and their families about a particular disease or medical condition and its treatment. Shadow Buddies are also a unique form of play therapy. The Buddies remain with the child throughout their treatment, providing long-term psychological support. Each Buddy wears a smile on its face and has heart eyes for love. Our goal is to help these children view themselves in a positive manner.”

J. Goodman Insurance agency continually offers support to the foundation, and the agency actively participates in many Shadow Buddies events. This summer, Shadow Buddies held their 7th annual charity summer golf tournament. The foundation is also excited to present “A Roaring 20’s Gala” on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Exhibit Hall at Crown Center. For more information regarding Shadow Buddies Foundation, the Roaring 20’s Gala, or how to get involved visit

August 19th, 2015 by J. Goodman Insurance Agency