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You have the power to make a difference today in the life of a child with diabetes. Our kids have one shot at childhood and one chance to learn and develop good habits that will allow them to fight complications of diabetes such as blindness, kidney failure, vascular disease, neuropathy and depression. Please help us educate, empower and inspire children living with diabetes so they can reach for their dreams and become tomorrow’s healthy adults.

“My son has been attending Camp Kudzu for the past five years. It’s been such an amazing experience for him that I decided it was time to give something back.” – a parent


4StarSquareCamp Kudzu receives no funding from JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the ADA (American Diabetes Association) or other diabetes nonprofits. Camp Kudzu is nationally recognized as a responsible nonprofit. You can look us up using IRS number 58-2449646. Camp Kudzu has a small staff with a big mission and needs your help!

Because of the generosity of our donors, Camp Kudzu is able to subsidize approximately one-half the cost of camp for all campers. Camp Kudzu’s summer camp fees are $800 per camper/per week, although our actual costs are $1,500 per camper/per week.

Donations also allow us to provide financial aid for campers from families with the greatest financial need. Our Scholarship Program offers assistance that ranges from 20% to 100% of camp fees; however, most awards are for 100% of camp fees. About 43% of our campers receive financial assistance each summer.

Each donation is greatly appreciated and makes an immediate impact for the hundreds of children and families we serve every year. We offer security to you in processing any credit card transactions.

Camp Kudzu treats all personal information of our donors as strictly confidential. We do not sell, trade or publish personal information, including email. Donors may be listed in our annual report by name unless they request otherwise.

Please see our gift acceptance policy for more information.

There are several ways YOU can show your support:

Annual Gifts

Annual gifts from our donors provide sustained, ongoing support of our efforts to encourage campers to take an active role in managing their diabetes. Each and every gift is appreciated, no matter the size!

Memorial Donations and Tributes

There is no more meaningful expression of sympathy and love than a gift in memory or honor of a loved one. Camp Kudzu gratefully recognizes each memorial or tribute gift with a letter of acknowledgment to the family of the person memorialized or honored.

Create a Personal Fundraising Page

Join those who are making a difference for Camp Kudzu by starting your own personal fundraising page!  Pick any fundraising goal, such as $1,500 to pay for a child’s one-week stay at Camp Kudzu, and get creative! Then, create a personal online page explaining why you are raising money for Camp Kudzu and send a link to friends and family to ask for their support of your fundraising efforts. Click HERE to start your own personal fundraising page. Ask Doris Pierce-Hardy for assistance, 404.250.1811 or

Matching Gifts and Workplace Campaigns

Matching gift programs can double your gift’s impact; contact your employer to find out if your gift is eligible for matching support. Workplace campaigns such as Community Health Charities, the Combined Federal Campaign and State Employee Campaigns allow you to support the work of Camp Kudzu through payroll deduction programs. Please ask your employer if you can designate your support to Camp Kudzu. Our Community Health Charities number is 44994.

Gifts of Stock

How can I make a stock contribution to Camp Kudzu?

If you wish to give stock gifts to Camp Kudzu by electronic transfer, please give your broker the account name, account number and DTC number for our SunTrust Investment Services account. Camp Kudzu maintains an account with SunTrust Investment Services in the name of Camp Kudzu, Inc.

Our SunTrust account number is G1R-173088 and the DTC number is 0226. If your broker needs any information from us, please have them contact Robert Shaw at (404) 250-1811, ext. 101

In order for us to give you proper credit for your contribution, please notify us of the number of shares and the name of the stock(s) that you are transferring. Our fax number is (404) 250-1812 and email may be sent to Your gift will be acknowledged on your annual contribution statement.

Donors who transfer gifts of stock to Camp Kudzu will receive a gift credit of the mean value of the stock on the gift date, which is defined as the day it passes out of the donor’s control.  Donors of stock are encouraged to consult their brokers or advisors. Camp Kudzu’s policy is to sell the securities and apply the funds to the area the donor has specified.

In-Kind Contributions

Camp Kudzu gratefully accepts gifts of goods and services, including medical supplies, every year.  Our Wish List below provides suggestions for in-kind contributions that are needed each summer.  If you have questions about whether or not Camp Kudzu can accept a particular item, please contact us at 404.250.1811.

Planned Gifts (Donation through a will or bequest)

Sample Bequest Language

Naming Camp Kudzu as a beneficiary in your estate plan is a simple and lasting way to empower and help kids living with type 1 diabetes. A bequest gift is one of the easiest ways to make a legacy gift to Camp Kudzu and this gift can be included in the body of your will or in an addition to it (a codicil).
To name Camp Kudzu as a beneficiary, please use the language: “Camp Kudzu Inc. at Sandy Springs, Georgia, EIN # 58-2449646.” You may designate your bequest for a specific purpose or you may designate it for general use without restriction. Testamentary gifts to Camp Kudzu are typically deductible for estate-tax purposes and may be made in the following ways:
1. Residuary Bequest-You may state that all or a portion of your estate be gifted to Camp Kudzu after a specific amounts are distributed to other beneficiaries.
2. Specific Bequest-You may stipulate that a certain percentage of your estate, or certain dollar amount, or particular securities or other assets be gifted to Camp Kudzu.
Suggested Bequest Language
The provisions in your will for making a gift to Camp Kudzu will depend upon the type of gift and your gifting desire and circumstances. The following is sample bequest language that you and your attorney may consider when making a gift provision for the benefit of Camp Kudzu Inc.
General, Specific Asset or Residual Gift
“I give, devise and bequeath (insert gift; i.e. dollar amount, percentage of estate, specific asset(s)-appreciated securities / retirement plan assets / real estate / tangible personal property, residue and remainder of estate) to Camp Kudzu in Sandy Springs, Georgia, EIN #58-2449646, to be used for its unrestricted general charitable purposes OR the purpose of (insert preferred Camp Kudzu Program designation here).”
An estate gift reflects your deepest personal wishes and it should be carefully constructed to accomplish exactly what you desire to happen to your estate assets to find the most appropriate way for you to remember Camp Kudzu in your estate gift planning. No matter which construction or bequest you choose, Camp Kudzu ensures that your gift will specifically support programs and operations conducted by Camp Kudzu. The above information is intended only to serve as a guideline for you and not as a substitute for professional legal, tax or investment advice or counsel.
Contact your estate planning attorney for more information on wills. To learn how to include a gift to Camp Kudzu in your will, please contact Doris Pierce-Hardy at 404-250-1811, ext 202 or

The information on this page is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice please consult an attorney, tax professional or investment professional.

Planned gifts can help donors achieve their personal financial goals as well as benefit Camp Kudzu.  Donors should consult with a financial advisor to determine the legal and tax implications of a planned gift. If you would like to make a gift to Camp Kudzu or want to discuss the opportunities available, please contact us at 404.250.1811.

How far your dollars go!

  • Summer Camp Sessions:  $250,000
  • New session of Family Camp: $20,000
  • Send a child to camp: $1,500
  • Housing costs for Med Lodge Staff: $1,000
  • Cost of low blood glucose treatments for a day at camp:  $500
  • DJ at the Camp Dance: $250
  • Name tags and IDs for the Ten Cabins: $100
  • Horseback Programs Fee for a Cabin: $75
  • A Clinician’s Supplies: $50
  • Glucose tablets:  $15

If you want to support an initiative or new program, please call Rob Shaw, Executive Director, to discuss your dreams and how to make them come true: 404.250.1811, Ext 202.

Support comes in many forms:

  • Money
  • Items
  • Services
  • Events (please see below)

How to Donate Money

Thank you for making an investment in the life of a child. There are many ways to support Camp Kudzu!

  • Donate through our Secure Online Giving
  • Write a check made payable to Camp Kudzu and MAIL it to: 5885 Glenridge Drive, Suite 160, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  • Join the Compass Society, our leadership giving society
  • Gifts of stock (please call Robert Shaw at 404.250.1811)

How to Donate Your Car

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to Camp Kudzu!  We accept all types of vehicles nationwide — cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, and even boats. To get started, simply complete our secure online donation form or call 855-500-7433 or 855-500-RIDE to speak to a representative.

Getting Involved in Events

Camp Kudzu’s Annual Events are:

  • Kudzu Cup Fore! Kids Golf Tournament – May
  • Camp Kudzu Benefit Luncheon – November

Please check out our Calendar to learn about what’s happening around town and across Georgia to support Camp Kudzu.  We are happy to hear about ideas for YOUR event too!  If you’d like to share an idea with us, please call 404.250.1811 or email

Host an Event – Your Own Fundraiser!

Many friends of Camp Kudzu choose to have events of their own to raise money in support of our mission.  Events have ranged from golf tournaments, poker games, Pro-Am tennis events, sales of Kudzu Leaves, sales of crocheted items, dress down days at businesses and schools to penny collections.  If you have an event in mind, THANK YOU.  In order to help you plan, we have Guidelines and a Third Party Event policy that we’d like to share with you. Third Party Event Policy and Application.