You Can Help

You can help support the work of the Life for a Child programme.
Find out how below.
Recurring Donations

You can help us provide steady, ongoing support to children living with type 1 diabetes in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Regular donors allow us to plan ahead and work towards sustainable solutions.


We need 1,000 donors to give $1 a day, to provide the resources to support 1,000 young people with the care they need.

One-Time Donations

Give the gift of life to a child with type 1 diabetes. Without you we could not do the work we do.

Donate in honor of...

You can make a donation in honor or memory of someone to show how much you care. Note the honoree in the box towards the bottom of the donation form then drop us an email at and we can send them a card in acknowledgement.

Start a Fundraiser

Sponsored runs/rides/lift-athons, concerts, special dinner donation days at schools, bar-mitzvah and bat-mitzvah presents, are only a few of the ways you can help to raise money for Life for a Child.

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Corporate Partners

We believe that no child should die of diabetes and seek partners who share this belief. Corporate partnerships play a vital role, enabling us to support young people living with diabetes in less-resourced countries with the insulin and tools they need to stay alive and the education that allows them to thrive.

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Bequests allow us to provide more support, creating a new future for more children living with type 1 diabetes in less-resourced countries.

Leaving a gift can take a number of forms such as the residue or a percentage of the estate, a specific amount of money, asset such as shares or more.

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Donate by Mail

Please complete this form and mail to the below address with your contribution.

IDF Life for a Child (USA) Inc.
PO Box 12903 Tallahassee, FL 32317

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Volunteer or Mentor

Given the health-related nature of the Programme, it is generally only possible for us to send experienced health professionals on site visits, and, even then, only in certain contexts. These visits are often self-funded and the participant often speaks the language(s) of the country they are visiting, in addition to English.

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Where does my money go?
  • Blood glucose meters and strips
  • Insulin
  • HbA1c testing
  • Logistics, capacity building, etc.
  • Diabetes education and camps
  • Health professional training
  • Research
  • Program development*
  • Administration and fundraising
  • *Includes development of educational resources, work in health economics and health system reform, advocacy, program monitoring, etc.
In 2015, $4.7 million of in-kind support was received as well – including insulin, blood glucose meters and strips, syringes and education materials.
Tax-exempt status

IDF Life for a Child (USA) Inc. has 501c(3) status from the IRS (EIN 47-4901579) – donations are tax-exempt.

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