LifeScan Giving Back to the Community LifeScan Giving Back to the Community


Care is one of LifeScan’s core values—we care for the people we serve, for the communities we live in, and for each other. LifeScan embraces this commitment to care by supporting and partnering with local and global organizations through product donations, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism. In 2018, LifeScan:

  • Donated 5.5 million strips, 40,5000 meters and 299,000 lancets
  • Volunteered more than 6,500 hours benefiting over 70 community organizations
  • Supported disaster relief for hurricanes, tsunami’s and fires in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Guatemala and the United States

Community Involvement

We encourage our employees to volunteer, teach others, and support activities that help meet the social, economic and cultural needs of our communities. In fact, every employee is granted at least two volunteer days per calendar year that they can use toward any organization.

LifeScan participating in community involvement

LifeScan participating in community involvement

LifeScan participating in community involvement

LifeScan participating in community involvement

Charitable Contributions & Product Donations

We are passionate about advancing patient care through charitable programs that promote awareness and education in the diabetes community, and by making donations to non-profit organizations which share our goals.

Our largest giving programs are for diabetes summer camps in the United States and the Life for a Child Program in the developing world. We also work with international relief organizations during natural and man-made disasters, contributing blood glucose testing supplies in times of life-threatening emergencies.

To learn if your organization is eligible for a donation from LifeScan, review our eligibility requirements.

Tour de Cure

LifeScan employees take to their bikes to raise money for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, Diabetes UK, JDRF, and other related events that support global diabetes programming and research.

Back to School Drive

We provide backpacks, school supplies, clothing, and shoes for children in need.

Blood Drives

LifeScan employees have supported blood donation programs in North America since 2000 and also support programs in Scotland.


Through STEM education programs worldwide, employees encourage high school students to pursue higher education while introducing them to career opportunities in healthcare.

Family Giving Tree & Cradles to Crayons

We help brighten the holiday season for families in need by donating a gift for a child, senior or homeless individual in our community.

JDRF One Walk

We raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a leading advocate and charitable supporter of Type 1 diabetes research worldwide.

LifeScan Day of Caring

In support of our communities, employees participate in a week of local community events hosted by LifeScan.

Local County Food Drives

LifeScan provides employee-donated, surplus and purchased food for non-profit agencies in areas local to our offices.

United Way

Works with hundreds of poverty-fighting non-profits, government, and social services agencies to create pathways out of poverty.

World Diabetes Day

On this global day of awareness, we help raise awareness and help educate local community members about diabetes and how to help.