Give Gifts That Give Back

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Christmas is a time for giving. What better way to honor that spirit than to give gifts that give back?! Here’s a round-up of stores and charities that use your purchases to raise money for diabetes research and care.

Joslin Diabetes Center Store – Joslin offers a variety of books and DVDs for people with diabetes and the friends and family members who provide them with care and support.  Most all are written by doctors, nurse practitioners, nutritionists and educators from Joslin – the experts on diabetes treatment and care.

More good news! Not only will our books and DVDs help you better understand diabetes, be better able to manage your treatment plan and stay healthy, but the money that you pay for them will help to support Joslin’s research efforts to find better treatments – and someday a cure.

Dune JewelryDune Jewelry creates a collectible jewelry line made with beach sand from over 1400 locations around the world. From now through the end of 2013, they are donating 10 percent of all proceeds to Joslin when shoppers use the code Joslin2013 at checkout! Using this code also provides free shipping on the order.

The Gift of Hope, American Diabetes Association – Find cards, toys, décor, and other odds and ends in the Gift of Hope store. Find holiday-specific items, or everyday useful stocking stuffers. According to the website, Gifts of Hope was “founded in 1971 by parents of children with diabetes, the Gift of Hope catalog has raised more than 24 million dollars to speed the quest for a cure.”

JDRF Apparel and Merchandise Store – The JDRF store sells awards, apparel and other merchandise emblazoned with the JDRF logo. Get cozy jackets, office supplies, and even colorful Fun Bands in the shape of the JDRF walking sneaker, all in support of the JDRF’s mission “to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.”

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