Be The Change! – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

Be The Change!

Have you ever checked out at the grocery store, or any store, and the clerk asked you to round your change up to benefit a charity of the store’s choice?  Little by little these tiny donations add up to be a lot of change!

DECA has found a way for you to invest your small change to help children experience the joy and benefit of diabetes camp! With Be The Change your secure credit and debit card transactions round up to the next dollar. Sign-up is very easy and takes less than two minutes. Then you spend like normal. Let’s say tonight you go and fill your car up with gas. It costs $15.99. You swipe your card like normal, your receipt from the gas station will show $15.99, but you can smile behind the scenes because you know that you just donated one penny to DECA!  Also, we realize that many people have a budget.  So let’s say you want to sign up today, but prefer a monthly limit on your donation.  You can set up a monthly max.  On the last day of the month, your card will donate the rounded up change in one donation to DECA.

Sign up for Be The Change is very easy and you can cancel at any time.  A secure payment platform will process your contributions.  (DECA has no access to your debit card, credit card or bank information.)

Here are two easy ways to sign up. You will need the name of your bank and account information.

  1. Text message DIABETESCAMPS to 43506.
  2. Go to, click on DONATE and then “Round Ups”.

Thank you!  Your spare change  will make a wonderful difference in the health and happiness of children living with diabetes!