Gifts That Give Back


Black Friday was the official start of the holiday shopping season. There is no better way to honor the spirit of giving that comes with the holidays than by giving back to a community that wants what we all want: to see a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Moving Forward—JDRF’s theme for the month—is what fuels our vision and mission to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications—for those living with T1D and those who love them. It’s a reminder of what and who we are fighting for, and that together, we move #ForwardAs1.

Giving to others has always been a hallmark of the holiday season and this year, you can spread joy by supporting the T1D community through gifts that give back and help drive JDRF’s mission forward to find cures for T1D.

These holiday ideas that give back will not only brighten someone’s day but will have a lasting impact on the lives of families and individuals living with T1D.

Get your holiday cards to do more than offer seasonal greetings by purchasing your cards from More than Cards.

Since 2003, More than Cards has sold more than 2 million cards benefiting JDRF. They offer holiday cards for personal and professional use. Styles include foil embossed cards, photo cards, general purpose cards, religious cards, assortments and artwork by children with T1D. Many personalization options are provided. The cards include the JDRF logo and/or a ‘benefits JDRF’ statement..

Buy JDRF-themed continuous glucose monitor (CGM) tape; 100% of the proceeds will benefit JDRF and our search for T1D cures (in partnership with ExpressionMed).

Visit the JDRF store to purchase JDRF-branded apparel and a wide range of merchandise (including Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes®, who is also available free-of-charge to newly diagnosed children in the JDRF Bag of Hope®) to show your support and raise awareness for JDRF and the T1D community.

No matter what time of year, make JDRF your charity of choice through Amazon Smile and your eligible purchases will give 0.5% back to T1D research.

Have a safe and joyous holiday season!