All I want for Christmas is…

Christmas is just one week away, and Carb DM is hoping to be on everyone’s Nice List! In 2018 we provided education and support to hundreds of individuals with type 1 diabetes and their families, and we are on track to offer over 150 programs in 2019. Because everyone deserves a holiday wish list, we’ve published ours in the hopes that you can help us continue to provide connection, education and support to the T1D community. Whether you choose to share your time, your talents, or your treasures, we are truly grateful for any support you can give.

  1. Donate to Carb DM. With a small staff and a shoestring budget, Carb DM relies on financial support from generous individuals like you. Carb DM is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit corporation, and your donations are tax-deductible as allowed under the law.
  2. Join a planning committee! We’re currently looking for enthusiastic people to help plan our Spring Author Luncheon in May 2019. If interested, email info@carbdm.org.
  3. Donate an auction and/or raffle item. We are hosting a raffles at various events in 2019, and we’re looking for prize donations. Is your wine cellar bursting at the seams? Make some space by donating a bottle of wine or two! Do you have season tickets to a local sports team? Donate tickets for the sporting events you won’t be able to attend! Are you an artist or jewelry designer? Donate some of your amazing work! Other welcome items include gift cards, gift baskets, and hotel stays. The sky’s the limit on ideas!
  4. Sponsor a Mother-Daughter duo to attend Mother Daughter Weekend. Your $250 donation provides a scholarship for a teenage girl and her mother or female caregiver to attend Mother Daughter Weekend. During this two-day event, Mother Daughter duos learn communication and T1D management strategies, bonding with friends, mentors, and each other. Mother Daughter Weekend is one of our most popular programs and our goal is to offer it to anyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay. 
  5. Provide a scholarship to attend the Bay Area Diabetes Summit. Scheduled for April 14, 2019, the Bay Area Diabetes Summit is the largest type 1 diabetes educational event in the Bay Area. Your $50 donation allows an individual to attend the Bay Area Diabetes Summit, allowing them to benefit from this life-changing event regardless of their financial situation.
  6. Make your Amazon purchases at smile.amazon.com and select Carb DM as your charity for donations. Amazon Smile is just like the Amazon that you know and love — but when you start your shopping from smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items to the organization of your choice. You shop, Carb DM earns… it’s a win-win.
  7. Donate your data to Tidepool and choose Carb DM as a beneficiary. Diabetes data nonprofit Tidepool helps users collect, store, and analyze their data in a single place. Their Big Data Donation Project allows Tidepool users to donate their anonymized data to help research. A portion of revenues generated by the project goes to a number of nonprofit organizations including Carb DM. Find out more at Tidepool.
  8. Calling all service groups! Are you a member of a Service Group such as Lions, Rotary, etc.? We’d love to hear from you! Email info@carbdm.org
  9. Calling all engineers! Are you a Salesforce Engineer or a Website Developer or Designer, we’d love to chat with you! Email krystle@carbdm.org
  10. Help us secure funding grants. Many large philanthropic organizations provide grants to assist smaller non-profits in fulfilling their missions. Do you know of a Foundation that might be interested in supporting Carb DM programs that we should write a grant application to? Let us know!

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