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Giving


As noted with our tagline “Grow With Us,” Barclay Friends is dedicated to helping nurture residents so that they feel supported, fulfilled, and productive. By giving to Barclay Friends, you help fulfill our mission to maintain the highest possible quality of life for all those who need our special care now and in the future.

Barclay Friends truly is the best home away from home for Mom.

The D’Agostino Family

Caring Fund


The Caring Fund gives residents and family members peace of mind knowing that they will not be asked to leave if they run out of financial resources. About 30 percent of residents in skilled nursing care receive Medical Assistance or Medicaid, which does not fully cover the actual cost of care for these residents. Barclay Friends absorbs about $2 million annually in unreimbursed care.

Emergency Fund


We are working to keep residents and staff safe during this challenging time. The cost of personal protective equipment to keep residents safe is significant. A gift to the COVID Emergency Fund will have an immediate impact on our response efforts. Thank you.

Horticultural Therapy Fund


Barclay Friends is one of the few long-term care facilities in the region to have a comprehensive horticultural therapy program. Established in 2000, our horticultural therapy program offers five outdoor gardens available to residents, families and staff. Our full-time Horticulturalist facilitates numerous activities including floral design, indoor and outdoor gardening, and sensory stimulation. Resident-designed fresh floral arrangements are shared throughout the community. Gardening activities include working in raised beds where residents can plant and tend their own gardens. Residents also have the opportunity to grow vegetables and donate them to the Chester County Food Bank.  To help our program flourish, consider a donation today.

Staff Appreciation Fund


The quality care provided by our compassionate staff is at the heart of Barclay Friends. We often hear from residents and families that it is our staff who make being part of the Barclay Friends family a comforting experience. If you would like to express your appreciation to staff, please consider a donation to the Staff Appreciation Fund today.


If you have questions or would like more information about giving options, staff at the Development Department would be pleased to help you. Give us a call or send an e-mail.

Lee Ann Sullivan, Development Director at lsullivan@bf.kendal.org or 610-696-5211, x 433

Amanda Reynolds, Development Coordinator at areynolds@bf.kendal.org or x429.