How to Help Your Child Fundraise

With parental permission, students have the opportunity to raise money to help create a world without T1D!

Online fundraising is the easiest, fastest, and most efficient way for your child to raise funds and earn Difference Maker Awards!*

Here are some tips for helping your child fundraise online:

  • Click here to get started! Find your state, then select your school and follow the easy registration steps.
  • Register your child to get a Participant Center, where you can take advantage of our fast and easy fundraising tools!
  • Create a personal web page so that family and friends can donate directly to your child.
  • Use our Fundraise with Facebook app to engage your social network.
  • Email family and friends through the Participant Center and ask for their support. To learn how to send fundraising emails in five easy steps, go here.
  • Track your progress in real time!


More great ways to help your child fundraise:

  • Help your child set a goal and make a plan to reach it. (Example: for $50, ask 10 people for $5; for $100, ask 10 people for $10.)
  • Be the first to contribute to your child.
  • Bring your child’s collection envelope to work and ask co-workers for support. Don’t forget to ask about matching gift programs!
  • Sell paper sneakers (included in this envelope) to family and friends for a donation of $1 or more.


How to help your school hold a smooth and successful Kids Walk campaign:

  • If possible, please convert all cash donations to a check made payable to JDRF.
  • Turn the collection envelope in with all donations on the date marked on your child’s envelope.
  • Your child should return the paper sneakers as they are sold to his or her teacher, so that they can be displayed in the hall, gym, or classroom.
  • Volunteer to help!


Thank you for helping your child make a difference!

*Be sure to check with your child’s teacher about whether your school is participating in the Kids Walk Difference Maker Award Program!