Illinois Chapter

Shop For A Cause

Thanks to our generous partners, there are several ways to foster efforts to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D). Shopping on Amazon, using your Discover card, and more are all ways to support T1D research!

Check out the full list below.


ALEX AND ANI has supported JDRF through their Charity by Design program since November 2015 by selling a Side By Side Charm Bangle to benefit JDRF. These bracelets were created by the ALEX AND ANI design team to have mass appeal while incorporating some of the concepts of what life is like for those living with T1D.

Known to hold hands to secure themselves from drifting apart, otters are symbols of friendship and unity. Honor a loved one living with T1D by visiting ALEX AND ANI today to learn more about the Side by Side Charm Bangle. Twenty percent of the proceeds from each set sold will be donated to JDRF.

Amazon Smile

Support JDRF while you shop!

When you shop at, you will find the same prices, selection and convenience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to JDRF. It is easy: click this link to browse AmazonSmile with JDRF selected as your charity of choice. Bookmark the page to make it even easier to return – and shop!

Attendant Collection Centers to Benefit JDRF

Do you have old clothes or household items cluttering up your home? Donate those items and make a BIG difference! Drop items off at a Collection Center near you. Your gently used items will help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes. Learn more about this program and find you local collection center here.

Chicago Magazine

Chicago magazine is a proud supporter of JDRF and is offering all residents of Cook County a FREE 24-month subscription. Chicago magazine has served residents of Chicago for over 40 years with in-depth coverage on the city’s influencers and civic issues and more. Their award-winning journalism spurs intelligent conversation among the city’s most influential members. Claim your free subscription here.


Discover has generously partnered with JDRF for 18 years. The company believes that by working together, we can invest in and build stronger communities—including the T1D community. If you have a Discover card you can elect for your 1% Cash Back bonus to be donated to JDRF.


JDRF Illinois has partnered with FRIO to make their insulin case available in Illinois. When you use the code “JDRFIL” at checkout, you will receive 10% off of your purchase AND 15% of proceeds will be donated to JDRF! The FRIO® is a reusable evaporative insulin cooler whose cooling properties do not come from anything that needs refrigeration, but from the evaporation of water. In other words, all you have to do is add water to your FRIO®, and your insulin will be kept cool for days – no refrigeration needed – meaning you now have the freedom to go where you want to go and do what you want to do without worrying about your insulin spoiling! You can learn much more, and purchase your very own FRIO, at

Lauren’s Hope

In 2001, Lauren’s Hope introduced the very first interchangeable medical ID bracelet, and overnight, people who had grudgingly worn, or even refused to wear, the standard, plain metal medical ID bracelets of the past suddenly had attractive, durable, stylish options they could enjoy wearing and change to suit their mood, outfit, or activity. Today, more than 400,000 people wear Lauren’s Hope medical IDs every day, and we’re proud to say that number just keeps growing. Lauren’s Hope was the first to introduce fashionable medical identification products for men, women, and children, and we continue to lead the way.

Purchase your medical ID bracelet from Lauren’s Hope and 8% of the proceeds will be donated back to JDRF Illinois.


When you or your child are newly diagnosed, up in the middle of the night and need support now, immediate access to experts can be crucial. That’s why we’re excited to share that Livongo – a monthly subscription program that offers unlimited blood glucose testing supplies, an advanced glucose meter, and 24/7 expert support – is now available to the JDRF community for the first time outside of certain health plans and employers. When you sign up through the link below, Livongo will donate $3 per month to JDRF to support our mission to accelerate life changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Learn more at

More Than Cards

More Than Cards has supported JDRF for over 15 years and has sold more than 2.1 million greeting cards to support our vision of a world without T1D. They offer holiday cards for personal and professional use. Styles include foil embossed cards, photo cards, general purpose cards, religious cards, assortments & artwork by children with T1D. Many personalization options are provided. Click here for more information.

North Shore Shopping Event

Start planning your holiday gift-giving at the 10th annual North Shore shopping event to support JDRF. Snack, sip, and shop your way through a specially selected collection of jewelry, accessories, women’s clothing, and gift items. Each year we invite the best of the North Shore’s boutiques to bring you hundreds of unique gifts for those on your “nice” list with a portion of all sales benefitting JDRF! Event hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. RSVP here for a chance at a special gift.

Tow Away T1D

Do you have an old car, truck, motorcycle or boat that’s just wasting space in your driveway? Let JDRF take it off your hands and turn it into dollars that will improve the lives of millions of people with T1D. The Tow Away T1D donation program accepts unwanted vehicles—in any condition—at absolutely no cost to you! JDRF partner IAA handles all of the logistics, including pick-up and sale at auction, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Once your vehicle has been sold, JDRF will receive 70% of the net proceeds to help us fund life-changing T1D research. As an added bonus, your donation may be tax-deductible! Call 1-800-252-0561 or click here  to help JDRF Tow Away T1D today.

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