Ballard based diabetes non-profit ConnecT1D (2400 NW 80th St #191) has joined today’s national #GivingTuesday movement to raise awareness about programs for locals living with Type 1 diabetes. The non-profit is looking for community support for their programs as people give back to their communities today.
#GivingTuesday was started as a philanthropic event countering Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Today’s act of giving movement seeks to inspire individuals to take action to improve their local communities and to give to the charities to create a better worldwide community.
“We’re proud to join the #GivingTuesday movement,” said Jake Johnston, ConnecT1D’s founder and Board Chairman. “It helps us highlight the work we do for families living with T1D and hopefully encourages others to support our mission by making a donation to ConnecT1D.”
ConnecT1D was founded as a non-profit in 2011 and serves thousands of people across the Northwest who are impacted by Type 1 diabetes. The organization brings people together to support each other through events, social networking, educational opportunities and support activities.
“ConnecT1D is a 100% volunteer-run organization dedicated to connecting people living with Type 1 Diabetes.” said Johnston. “We rely on community donations to help us put on programs and camps. This year on #GivingTuesday, we invite the community to visit us online learn more about our programs and donate to our mission.”
One of ConnecT1D’s main yearly events that needs local support is its annual Family Camp (pictured below), which now in its third year. The weekend-long event brings families together to learn from experts and from one another as they navigate the uncertainty of living with diabetes.
“Family Camp is an amazing experience for the whole family. For some children, it is the first time they meet other kids their age who have diabetes. For parents, it’s a weekend spent with others who understand the fear and challenges of managing their child’s chronic condition” said Tiffany Butler, ConnecT1D Family Camp Chair.
To learn more about the great work of this local non-profit and to donate during the #GivingTuesday campaign click here.
Photo courtesy of ConnecT1D.