Office Campaign Tool Kit


The Diabetes Community is vast and filled with people driven by passion and dedication. The community includes patients, caregivers, business leaders, and countless other people touched by diabetes. Since 2013, our community as a whole has come together around Valentine’s Day to help address the serious issue of access to insulin in less-resourced countries during the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign.

Part of the success of the campaign is due to several generous companies supporting the effort through in-office activities. By giving their staff the opportunity to participate in Spare a Rose, these companies expand our audience, helping us to save the lives of children in need. Would your workplace benefit from a fun February event? Join us!

How can you get involved?

Enthusiastic support from executive management is inspiring, and important.  Spare a Rose can be a fun, but powerfully effective campaign.  When company leadership support Spare a Rose efforts, it helps raise visibility for the campaign and empowers conversations and participation.  This is a time to rally your employees around an effort that has real and powerful outcomes!  We encourage leadership to send positive messages introducing the campaign and share updates as well as stories of success along the way to motivate participation.


Office place rewards can help raise awareness, money, and morale. Here are a few ideas to kick off Spare a Rose season:

  • All participants allowed to wear jeans or other non-typical attire on 2/12Raffles of company marketing swag to participants
  • Department leaders raffle taking an employee’s car for a mid-February wash (especially awesome if you live in New England)
  • Company department that raises the most money receives catered lunch

… and so on and so forth.  Whatever fits your company culture, embrace that reward and make it part of your February plans!  You and your team have the opportunity to save lives across the globe, and we’re thankful for your support.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact and we’ll get back to you right away!


We do have some sample letters that have been used by businesses during previous Spare A Rose campaigns.  Company specific information has been removed so that you can add your own. Please use these as an outline and change them to fit your company culture. Be fun. Be positive. Spare a Rose, Save a Child.

The campaign hashtag is #SpareARose, help us to spread the word by blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking etc. Spread the word!

We have banners, social media tiles/covers and logos for you to download and share.

Ease of Participation

Spare a Rose is designed to be easy to act on, but with long-lasting impact. We have a simple donation form that you and your company can use for donations.

All donations are tax deductible. IDF Life for a Child (USA) Inc. has 501c(3) status from the IRS (EIN 47-4901579) – donations are tax-exempt.

Everyone loves being on a winning team

Be a part of our community success

01 | Spare a Rose

Buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day

02 | Donate the cost of that rose

To the Life for a Child program

03 | Save the life of a child

Receive a card to print and give to someone special

It’s simple: buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that flower to a child living with diabetes in a  less-resourced country.

Thank you.

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