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Help us to put smiles on more faces!

Shore Buddies is giving out 2,000 Eco-Friendly Holiday gift packages
to students in low income communities to teach about Ocean Plastic Pollution.

Help us to reach even more students!

Give a Gift to students in San Diego's most underserved communities this
Holiday Season and
Help to Keep Plastics Out Of Our Oceans!


"We cannot wait till High School.... We want the students to grow up with this awareness; so that sustainability becomes second nature from day one"
- Daniela Gibson | School Director GISSV


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GIVE HOLIDAY JOY TO CHILDREN IN NEED - Shore Buddies has partnered with the San Diego Unified School District to distribute eco-friendly Holiday Gifts to students in most underserved communities of San Diego.

ECO FRIENDLY GIFT - Each student will receive their package right before the Holidays. The package contains a Shore Buddies stuffed animal keychain, 100% made from 2x recycled plastic bottles and a copy of the educational kids book "Shore Buddies And the Plastic Ocean"

EDUCATIONAL - After receiving the packages, San Diego Coastkeeper will host virtual lessons for students on how single use plastics has a direct impact on our ocean health, marine life and how to keep plastics out of the ocean.

BENEFITING UNDER-SERVED STUDENTS - Packages will be distributed with school lunches to San Diego Unified elementary students in under-served communities.

MADE FROM 2 RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES - Shore Buddies are the world's first stuffed animals made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Shore Buddies has already kept over 500,000 bottles from entering our oceans. Due to its sustainable innovation, Shore Buddies is a finalist for the 2021 Toy of the Year (TOTY) awards - the Oscars of the Toy Industry

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This Holiday Season, give much needed joy to San Diego Unified students in under-served communities. Students that otherwise might not receive any Holiday Gift.

Each student package includes:

1x Shore Buddies Plush keychain

1x Shore Buddies And the Plastic Ocean

Ocean minded mini exercises to break up computer work

Interactive distance learning lessons for students & teachers by San Diego Coastkeeper

Interactive Plastic Footprint Assessment


10 Students


50 Students


100 Students

-- 2,000 packages funded* --

*updated 2x/ day

"Shelly is super cute, super soft and a great addition with the book and the rest of the Shore Buddies. Having a tangible example of what recycling can do is a great way for kids to learn this most important of lessons."

Daunell B.

"My kids love stuffed animals, and to be honest I don’t know a child who doesn’t. There is something warm and inviting about a big eyed plush animal ready for a hug. Shore-buddies brings all the lovable qualities of stuffed animals combined with a mission to make the world a better place."

- The Seattle Times -

Shore Buddies is a local San Diego company and the world’s first stuffed animal made 100% from recycled plastic bottles. With our recent “Plush of the Year” nomination, the Toy Association is recognizing the growing demand for more sustainable toys.
Our Mission is to save Marine Life and keep plastics out of the Ocean. By educating students at a young age, we ensure that sustainability truly becomes a 2nd language from day one.

Shore Buddies characters Happy Holidays

This Holiday Season, Shore Buddies has partnered with the San Diego Unified school district for a special, ocean education outreach which will benefit students in San Diego's most under-served communities. Students and families that rely on school lunch programs and might not receive a Holiday gift this year other

While many students are still adjusting to distance learning from home this year, it is especially hard on the youngest students who miss their friends the most. This fundraiser will give a Shore Buddies Plush toy to San Diego elementary students who might not receive a gift this year otherwise. Students will also receive an Ocean Plastic education with lessons from San Diego Coastkeeper that they can follow at home along with their teachers or their parents. This early childhood toy and education will introduce sustainability early on and establish it as a second language to the kids as they grow.

Give the gift that keeps on giving back. Help us to keep plastics out of the ocean.

Help us to teach kids about the dangers of Ocean Plastics Pollution through education. Your contribution and support will not only make a difference in a child's world, but also teaches them to become ocean stewards who will take care of the environment growing up.

The goal of this Fundraiser is to give an ocean minded Holiday Gift and environmental education to students who otherwise might not receive any gift this year.
Every package will be distributed to San Diego Unfied's elementary school students in under-served communities

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Parts of your donation will be a tax deductible charity donation to San Diego Coastkeeper. Please click the link below for more info.

San Diego Coastkeeper is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.