This holiday season online shopping is more prevalent than ever. The deals that used to be relegated to in store shopping are now abundantly available and often better online. But even better – there are many ways to not only shop online but to make a difference. One of those ways to make a difference is to “shop diabetes“.
For our family it is very important to take advantage and utilize opportunities like this. We have three generations with diabetics in our home – our son was diagnosed at the age of 2. We are always intimately aware of the impact of diabetes on a life since it impacts us every single day. Even one of our dogs ended up with diabetes.
So we are planning our holiday shopping with the American Diabetes Association Gift of Hope program. This program is an annual Holiday Gift catalog whose funds go to support the mission of the American Diabetes Association. They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. They deliver services to the hundreds of communities that are at high risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes as well as providing objective and credible education and information to those recently diagnosed with diabetes and giving a voice to those denied their rights of because of diabetes.
How did this begin? It began with The American Diabetes Gift of Hope Catalog in 1971 when several Minneapolis-area parents of children with diabetes wanted to do something to fight the disease. They started selling holiday greeting cards to raise money to support the mission. Since then the program has raised more than $26 million. Many of the holiday cards are designed by or dedicated to people with diabetes. Now named the American Diabetes Association Gift of Hope and the program thrives due to the passion of people who care.
So while you go about your holiday shopping please consider purchasing from an organization that makes a real difference in the lives of others. The American Diabetes Gift of Hope Catalog has something for everyone on your gift list – ornaments, cards, decorations, kitchen items, books, clothing, and more.
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