American Diabetes Association Northern IL Camps


  • GIFT CARDS: Jewel, Dominick’s, WalMart or Target

Gift Card Donations….. If you are able to provide this type of donation, we will appreciate any level of gift card…. $20 – $100.  They are used to purchase snacks, first aid supplies and miscellaneous items we are not able to secure donations for.  We had significant donations in the past for these items from Jewel and WalMart, but they have restructured their donation programs and are no longer able to provide these.  Gift Cards should be sent to the ADA, attention, Sue Apsey, 55 E. Monroe St., Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603.  Questions?  Contact Sue: or 312.346.1805 ext 6567.

  • Health Professional Volunteers (Please help us recruit! Camp cannot happen without them.)
  • Snack Donations: Day Camps: i.e., individually packaged, fruit snacks, chips, peanut butter or cheese sandwich crackers,  granola bars, mini juice boxes and Overnight Camps: diet soda (Contact Sue about quantities needed:
  • Medical Supplies: Neosporin (First Aid Cream), BandAids, Personal Size Kleenex Packages
  • Crystal Light for Confidence & Can Do Day Camps
  • Ketone strips!!
  •  Arts and Crafts Supplies – We need Puffy Paints!  Colors…. Your choice!
  • Zip Lock Bags: Extra large, large, Quart with the actual zipper! and small (you would think we consume them!)
  • Paper Products: cups (8 oz) and paper towels

 Operating Funds: The expenses for our camp programs are always more, per child, than the established fee families are charged for the program (overnight camps $2066 per camper/ day camps $712 per camper). Time payments, reduced fees and full scholarships have always been made available.  If you can make an extra donation, or know your business or an organization you belong to can help …… please ask.  It takes everyone’s effort.  You know you can help change a child’s life with the gift of camp! Many thanks to those of you who have been able to help in some way.  Every donation is appreciated.


One of our camp Grandma’s, sent a letter to her “Family & Friends”, telling them how much her grandson, a scholarship camper, enjoys camp and the benefits he’s received and included our “Wish List”!  Her efforts provided some nice donations for camp.

The help and support that many of our camp families provide for American Diabetes Association events and programs is extremely important and benefits all who are living with diabetes in their families.  The Association supports research, provides education and support through the camp programs, Family Link and Safe at School Workshops, provides Advocacy support and provides tremendous information services through the Diabetes Forecast, the website,, and the 1-800-DIABETES “Call Center”.

Diabetes EXPO, McCormick Place, Saturday, April 14, 2012

 “Bike the Drive”, Chicago, Sunday, May 27, 2012

 Tour de Cure, Wheaton, Sunday, June 10, 2012

“Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes”

Buffalo Grove September 30, 2012& Chicago, October 20, 2012


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