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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Human Services, Specifically Named Diseases, Specifically Named Diseases Research

Mission: "improving the care and quality of life for people living with diabetes"

Programs: Emergency medical assistance for uninsured and underinsured diabetics; Diabetes education and health fairs; Camp scholarships for children with diabetes to attend Camp Nejeda

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at the DFI has just been an amazing experience. Although being in medical school doesn't allow much time to do any extra-curricular activities, every chance I get to participate, I do! After working with Roberta and Dr. Sokol with medical assistance applications, helping manage health fairs, attending public education meetings, and creating flyers for various fundraising events, I have learned a great deal as well as made many new friends.
The staff at the DFI is amazing- very friendly, very outgoing and very understanding. Even if volunteering two days a week is all you can do, they are willing to take your help!
The experiences I have gained volunteering at the DFI has changed my perspective in the field of medicine I want to partake in. I am leaning toward endocrinology and diabetology as my line of profession. Thanks, DFI !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at the Diabetes Foundation has been a very fullfilling experience. I am a student, as well as work full time leaving me with not so much time to help out. Everyone at the Diabetes Foundation, however, were very welcoming to me working easily around my schedule. From the beginning they have been very appreciative of my help and always make me feel comfortable to ask questions, etc. My mother has had Type 1 Diabetes for over 30 years and the Diabetes Foundation, knowing that, has also allowed me to use any resources I would find helpful for my mother. The organization is very helpful to people with Diabetes, allowing them to get short term medicine and care and also helping them get on a long term plan for their diabetes care. Volunteering for them makes me feel like I'm making a difference and their healthy atmosphere is even more comforting.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Diabetes Foundation is truly a worthy non-profit organization. They do so much for diabetics in the community. As a volunteer, I experienced first hand how under/uninsured diabetics who have nowhere else to turn to get vital medications and supplies for free.
It struck me how much they really care for their cause of helping these people as quickly as possible and to also educate everyone about this terrible disease - how to live with it and how to prevent it.
It is a GREAT environment to volunteer in. They really appreciate and treat volunteers great. They also do everything they can to make sure you have work that you are interested in and can also learn from. I would highly recommend this for college students looking for interneships - especially if this is remotely in your field, you will take a way a lot.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for the Diabetes Foundation for ten months. I am continually impressed with the organization's passion and generosity. I am particularly fond of how the foundation focuses on helping diabetics in need as quickly and efficiently as possible. The staff communicates with local health care representatives, social workers, community leaders and the like on a daily basis. Donations are allocated to medical assistance and education directly within our communities.

The Diabetes Foundation cares about its volunteers just as much as its cause. The staff respects the volunteers, trains them well, and allows them to work independently and creatively. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with this organization and I look forward to many more opportunities to raise awareness and funding for diabetes together.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with DFI a couple months ago and I am amazed by all the work they do. Everyone in the office is very passionate about helping people with diabetes. They dedicate a lot of time to organize educational programs and health fairs for the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for The Diabetes Foundation and I'm so impressed how kind and caring the people who both run the foundation and volunteer for it are. Everybody everybody works until the job is done. Whether it be setting up a fund raiser, mailings, following up with patients and care takers, or getting the word out about our foundation to help as many people as possible and in order to raise money to continue helping people. This is an excellent nonprofit organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with DFI for nearly a year. They are wonderful at supporting people with diabetes. They are very caring and helpful, and will go above and beyound to help the patients. It's impressive to see the amount of time and energy they dedicate to organizing health fairs and fundraisings.
The work environment is very friendly, at the same time professional. They are respectful and appreciative of the work we do. I'm happy to be a small part of this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I applied to volunteer for this company for the purpose of giving back to the community in a non profitable way, but I did not expect to get so much back from them in return. I have received many intangibles that I greatly appreciate, such as friendship from fellow volunteers both in the organization and outside during health fairs. I enjoy being able to see curiosity and enthusiasm in the faces of the local communities when explaining what the Diabetes Foundation offers them. Unfortunately, due to the scheduling of my classes and summer rotations, I am limited to the amount of volunteering I am able to offer. However, I feel that the amount that I do, benefits the public significantly. I am very appreciative of the amount of public service I am able to offer and its all thanks to the Diabetes Foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The reality of diabetes really hit me when I found out my boyfriend of seven years was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year. I decided I wanted to make a difference and really try to do my best in educating and helping people who are effected by this disease. When I found the diabetes foundation I was amazed by the work they do. The staff is truely dedicated to helping people who's lifes are effected by diabetes. They are so wonderful and will go above and beyond peoples expectations. This is truely a fantastic organization and I am blessed to get to say I am apart of it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with my adult clients for more than 2 years with the DF. They are wonderful people who have been helping us to gain more independence. They are wonderful at supporting people with Diabetes, providing anything and everything they need. I am happy to be a part of this group!

Kristina Olszewski