Get Involved

There are many ways to give to Stone’s Buddies...

We invite you to participate in the Stone’s Buddies program at Oishei Children’s Hospital. The program is designed to provide support to our chronically ill patients. We help families deal with changes in their lives that come when you have a chronically ill child, such as new and different family relationships, financial challenges, emotional issues, etc.

Our Spring Fling Party

We have monthly events at the hospital as well as several activities in the community for children and their families to participate in. These events give families the opportunity to meet and talk with others in similar circumstances.

We also stock the hospital’s family lounges with non-perishable, individually wrapped food. Families use the lounges 24-hours a day and appreciate the food, especially late at night and at times when it is very difficult to find a meal in the hospital. (see our WISH LIST)

Volunteer Opportunities

Wish List and Special Funds for Donations

Wish List

Donate any of the items from our list and help make a child’s stay a little bit easier!
Click here to view our Wish List

Special Funds

It is inspiring to see members of Stone’s Buddies who have made it their goal to give back, support and inspire other members. Many of our Stone’s Buddies members have raised money to sponsor parties and events, and donate gift cards and other items for those who frequent Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Gift of Money

All donations of money, gift cards or wish list items may be sent to: 

Stone’s Buddies c/o The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation
1028 Main St., 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

OR If you prefer, let us do the shopping. Send a charitable contribution to Stone’s Buddies, and we’ll purchase needed items for the children.

Adopt a Family

If you are intested in helping a patient and their family over the holidays please contact

Adopt a Family Gift of cloths makes little girl happy

Donate Event Tickets

Please donate to Stone’s Buddies if you can’t attend or have extra tickets to the following:
• sporting events
• concert
• theatre
• amusement parks, zoo, museums
• WWE, Disney on Ice, etc.

Contact us at: (716) 323-2422

Mail tickets to:
Stone’s Buddies c/o The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation
1028 Main St., 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

Sabres games

Thank you to the Community

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the Western New York community. From the businesses and schools that support our events to the students and other community members who kindly volunteer and energize the program with new and current ideas, we are grateful to everyone who has touched the Stone’s Buddies program.

Our local sports teams donate tickets to football, baseball, hockey and lacrosse games. Players and corporations donate suites for sporting events and other forms of entertainment for our members who need handicapped accessible accommodations. The local Italian Heritage Festival opened two hours early exclusively for the Stone’s Buddies patients and their families so they could enjoy the rides and festivities without the crowds, heat and parking challenges. We are grateful and proud of such a giving and caring community of friends and neighbors.