Saturday, April 23, 2016

How Can I Support DCIN?

There are many ways to support DCIN!

The easiest way is to interact with our Facebook posts - likes, shares, and comments can help the kitties we share find new forever homes or let people who have never heard of us know about a fundraising campaign we have going on.  The more you interact with our posts, the more they get out there - and the more lifesaving work DCIN can do!

People who would like to send us cash donations can do so via PayPal using the address If you choose the "Send money to friends or family" option and pay using your linked bank account, DCIN will get your full donation (no fees will come out).  If you want to use your credit card, please opt to pay the associated fees so DCIN doesn't have to pay them.  We also often have YouCaring fundraisers going on; you can donate to them via the process outlined above - in the optional message box, just let us know which campaign your donation is intended for.

We love to get in-kind donations!  If you have new syringes, lancets, Relion Confirm/Prime or Arkray Glucocard meters or unexpired test strips, we'd be happy to have them!  We also accept donations of long-expiration-dated insulin and medicines (Zobaline and liquid/injectible B-12 especially).  Email if you have in-kind donations to offer.

We also have a number of campaigns going on at all times where your purchases lead to a donation for DCIN!  Here are the current events:

Schwan's: When you shop at Schwan's, use our link. 20% of your purchase will come to DCIN. If you'd like to buy an eGift card, that will generate a $10 donation for DCIN.  Get tasty food and help DCIN at the same time - it's a win-win!

Amazon:  Whenever you shop at Amazon, start with our associate link. Your cart needs to be empty when you start, but then everything you add to it will generate a donation to DCIN.  The donation varies by item, but we get some pretty good money from this.  Get cool stuff from Amazon and help DCIN at the same time - it's a win-win!

Some people shop via Amazon Smile, and that's fine (we appreciate donations whatever the source!), but it generates a much smaller donation than does our Amazon Associate link. So we'd prefer it if you used that instead!

Avon: DCIN's Avon Lady Amy Sikes has agreed to provide donations to DCIN from the profits generated by her online store year-round. Simply start at her link, shop as normal, then email her at to let her know that you want your shopping to benefit DCIN!  She will also do a dedicated month or two each year for DCIN. This is also a win-win - get great stuff for yourself and your family and help DCIN at the same time!

iGive: For any other online shopping, please consider starting at iGive and shop to support DCIN! We get a different percentage based on the store you're shopping. If you don't have an account, you'll need to register with them, but it only takes a moment.

GoodShop: GoodShop is similar to iGive, so this is another great starting place for your online shopping!  You'll also have to have/create an account here.

GoodSearch is a search engine that generates a donation for DCIN each time you use it. You'll need to have an account for this site, too.

Finally, if you ever have extra diabetic supplies or learn of someone who does, please contact our supplies manager Amy at to discuss donating them to DCIN.  In-kind donations are just as precious to us as monetary donations are!

Thanks to all our amazing supporters for sticking with us!  We couldn't do our lifesaving work without you!



Iknownothing said...

Were can I donate my expired diabetic test strips to this orgonazation?

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