How Your Donation Helps
ICD was built off a community-minded approach, recognizing that those with the most need may already be struggling to pay for expenses. ICD has always been efficient with funding, offering cost savings to all participants and further looking for ways to support those in need by either reducing or eliminating financial barriers. This can only be achieved though the generous support of our donors, sponsors, and partners!
ICD Programs are empowered by your donation.
After acquiring charitable status in 2016, ICD was able to launch the ICD Empowerment Fund, where 100% of funds donated go directly to making programs and services that offer powerful experiential education and social support for those living with Type-1 diabetes and their families accessible to all, no matter their financial status.
100% of the last 100 surveyed participants have found our programs motivate them to live well with diabetes!
We at ICD are grateful for the opportunity to engage our peers in this diabetes community and provide opportunities that transform people’s lives. Several key members of our mentoring team have come from a place of financial hardship and have since given back hundreds of hours in volunteer work and made donations in the years to come. Bursaries have led participants out of At-Risk scenarios where A1c rates have been recorded as high as >18% and into ideal ranges (healthy targets for a non-diabetic are between 4.5 and 6% and those with diabetes generally aim below 7.5% with complications growing exponentially above 8%)
Other ways to donate.
Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for I Challenge Diabetes. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to I Challenge Diabetes through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for I Challenge Diabetes to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.
Aeroplan wants to help you make a difference.
Since 2006, they have been helping members give back to causes that are close to their hearts, like I Challenge Diabetes. The Aeroplan member donation program helps members support Canadian-based initiatives that are working to improve lives and assist communities locally, across Canada and around the world. Individual members can make donations on a one-time basis or on an ongoing basis by earmarking 2% of their miles automatically every time they earn by updating their profile on Aeroplan.com.