Help A Diabetic Child Inc (HADC)
PO Box 110161
Naples FL 34108
Help A Diabetic Child, Inc is dedicated to purchasing blood glucose testing supplies and insulin for children and college students in financial need.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Tami Balavage
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Nov 2017
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
If a child with diabetes has the tools to manage his/her blood glucose to the best possible case, they can remain healthier, miss less school days, not have as many hospital admissions, have a better platform for learning and concentrating and, have as much of a "normal" life as possible. HADC has provided insulin and testing supplies to college students thereby allowing those students the opportunity to focus on school and not have to be concerned on how to pay for their life sustaining supplies. Two of those students have now become self sufficient and one recently was awarded a Master's Degree and is now part of the workforce.   
Needs Statement
Donations have always been the primary need.  This life threatening and life changing disease is very expensive, even with excellent health insurance.  For a child with Type 1 Diabetes to remain alive each month and who is uninsured or under-insured, the cost to manage their disease is over $9,000 annually, just for testing and administration of insulin.  This financial burden of over $750 per month added to an already stressed family can be devastating and dangerous.  Parents are sometimes forced to make a decision between buying insulin or paying the rent. 
Background Statement
Help A Diabetic Child Inc., was founded by Tami Balavage in Naples, Florida in 2013 following her son's diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. Tami realized very quickly this disease was not only serious and potentially life threatening, but very costly even with insurance. In addition, HADC also came to know that there were children in Collier County who were not able to receive blood glucose testing supplies because of financial circumstances. Over the next few months, HADC added Michael Haller, MD as Medical Director, and Todd Brusko, PhD and David Wagner PhD as Board Members. Dr Haller is a pediatric endocrinologist from the University of Florida along with Dr Brusko. Both conduct research in Type1 Diatetes at UF. Dr Wagner conducts diabetes research at the University of Colorado Denver.
Desmond Schatz, MD, President of the American Diabetes Association recently noted in his Presidential Address that less than only 25% of kids age 18 to <6 are reaching blood glucose targets as established by the ADA. Our goal is to help keep these kids as healthy as possible.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Charlotte
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments HADC's primary service area is Southwest Florida 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Health Care
Secondary Org Type Health Care
Tertiary Org Type Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
On December 22, 2010 our son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  This was one of the most devastating days our family has endured.  Our 16 year old healthy son was now and for life, held captive by a disease that must be managed second-by-second in order to remain healthy and alive.  After the tears and stress of the initial shock I realized that there are children with T1D who are unable to get proper testing supplies and insulin because of the high cost of these life saving necessities.  Help A Diabetic Child (HADC) is committed to help as many kids as possible to remain as healthy as possible by purchasing test supplies and insulin for our "kids".  Here is a typical note we receive:
"This is an amazing foundation, they have helped me get some of my little type one 4 year olds supplies this month. I would not have been able to afford his supplies this month without them. I'm so greatful. Thank you Help a Diabetic Child Foundation! For us it's food or medication."  We have begun a more concerted and directed ongoing fundraising  effort that is intended to insure that we never have to turn a child away.  Tami Balavage
Description HADC hosts, at no charge to the organization, an annual Diabetes Conference where world class professionals provide current information on research, treatment, and management of T1D.  HADC has partnered with the Greater Naples YMCA in developing the WENY Diabetes Education Center where information on diabetes is available year round.  HADC has also developed an ongoing social media program that is intended to provide current information on trends that are relevant to Type 1 Diabetes.   
Budget $42,000
Category Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Diabetes
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic, life-long, autoimmune disease that requires multiple blood testing and insulin injection, often ten or more times day/night every day of life. HADC provides the testing supplies and insulin along with education and awareness that is intended to help kids with T1D remain as healthy as possible.
Long Term Success By being able to provide blood glucose testing supplies and insulin to our "kids", HADC becomes part of that process that helps provide these children the tools needed to maintain as safe a blood glucose level as possible.  A child with T1D who is able to test and inject properly will remain healthier, miss less school days, have fewer hospital admissions, and hopefully have as normal a life as is possible with the disease.   
Program Success Monitoring HADC remains in regular contact with the children helped or their families.  The program is successful when it is learned there have been no complications of diabetes that have occurred, that there have been no hospital admissions, that school is being attended regularly, and that the child is maintaining control of his or her diabetes.
Program Success Examples
Because of HADC, there are children who are now able to test their blood glucose regularly as prescribed by their healthcare provider.  
From two parents "Feeling truly blessed;)))) Bud's box of supplies arrived today!!!  We cannot thank you for all your help and support...Without you we'd be scrambling to pay for test strips skipping sugar counts n reusing syringes....From my family to yours there is hope n angels do exist".    
"This is an amazing foundation, hey have helped me get some of my little type one 4 year olds supplies this month.  I would not have been able to afford his supplies this month without them.  I'm so greatful. Thank you Help a Diabetic Child Foundation! For us it's food or medication." 
From an RN,CDE  "I have been working with Tami and Joe for may years.  I have counted on their help for many of my newly diagnosed type 1 children.  Many of these kids have no insurance coverage and their parents are unable to afford the initial supplies.  Often waiting for Medicaid for these children can take days or weeks.  Tami and Joe have gone beyond my expectations and I am so grateful I have them as a resource.  I have call them all times of the day and they are always available and willing to go out of their way to help a diabetic child.  I can not say enough about Help a Diabetic Child foundation.
Thank you
Debbie Botteon RN, CDE" 
Program Comments by Organization HADC purchases testing supplies and insulin for children and college students with diabetes who are not only suffering from the disease but are also in financial distress.  Many kids are uninsured, under-insured, or have no insurance at all.  Some have insurance but have a huge deductible or co-payment.  When a child is in need of insulin, there can be no delay in getting the medication.  Without proper testing and administration of insulin, a child can suffer serious complications such as heart and kidney failure, blindness, coma, or death.  It is our intention to do whatever necessary to prevent those things by maintaining our mission.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 2
Volunteers 10
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Greater Naples YMCA, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Management Comments by Organization HADC is a relatively new and small Organization. The vast majority of work is done by just 2 people.  This work includes grant writing, bookeeping, accounting, purchasing, marketing, educational program development, as well as program service delivery among other things.  We are hoping that as the new year begins there will be funding that might aid in supporting the hiring of an individual who can assume some of these duties and make the Organization even more effective.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Tami Balavage
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Tami Balavage Community Volunteer
Kristi Balavage Community Volunteer
Michael Balavage Community Volunteer
Todd Brusko PhDCommunity Volunteer
Michael J Haller MDUniversity of Florida College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology
David Marrero PhDIndiana University
Scott Needle MDHealthcare Network of Southwest Florida
Jon Piganeli PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh
David Wagner PhDCommunity Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 7
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 0
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Governance Comments by Organization We are most fortunate to have a Board of Directors where each member has a vested passion for the program and services provided by the Organization.  Each of the five professionals are either healthcare providers or researchers treating children and/or seeking a cure or prevention for Type 1 Diabetes.  To date, the Board has been an amazingly cooperative group of individuals.
Governance Comments by Foundation Organization holds one board meeting per year.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2016
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $57,915.00
Projected Expenses $58,563.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$11,179$7,935--
Administration Expense$16,461$828--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.161.32--
Program Expense/Total Expenses40%91%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$8,546$4,189--
Current Assets$8,546$4,189--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$8,546$4,189--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $31,997Contributions, gifts, grants $11,559--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Help A Diabetic Child Inc (HADC)
Address PO Box 110161
Naples, FL
Phone 239 821-5051