Better Buddies

Better Buddies

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s Better Buddies program has been running since 2000 and is in 1,800 schools across the country, reaching more than half a million students.

Over that time, schools embraced the Better Buddies values of caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuing difference, including others and responsibility, and in many ways, schools have made the program their own.

While Better Buddies is no longer being funded in its current format, we’re still here to support schools, with access to our Buddy Bears and resources. 

Purchase Buddy Bears

We hope schools will continue representing the signature ‘big buddy’, ‘little buddy’ mentoring with our much-loved purple, plush Buddy Bear for students each new school year. Ordering is easy – simply click here to order in bulk for schools. 

You can also help support the Foundation by purchasing a Buddy Bear for a child or special little friend in your life. Buddy Bear is a powerful symbol of childhood and embodies the Better Buddies values. Click here to order your Buddy Bear.

Buddy fun and games

You can also go on adventures with Buddy Bear by downloading our activity book for school-aged children here.

Have a look around this website for more information about our eSmart suite of programs, or contact us via [email protected] 

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