The Barton Center for Diabetes Education

The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is one of the largest, independent camping and educational programs in the country dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. More than 2,000 children and their families participate in their programs each year. The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is pleased to support the Barton Center’s mission which is to improve the lives of children with insulin-dependent diabetes through education, recreation, and support programs which inspire and empower.

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation presented a grant to The Barton Center that will provide financial assistance for children, ages 3-18 with type 1 diabetes, from low-income families to participate in our resident and day camps as well as funding to offset the cost of medical supplies that are no longer being donated.  Additionally, funding from this grant has helped them to establish a scholarship in honor of Claire Friedlander to be awarded to qualified summer staff members who work extremely long hours throughout the summer providing “good deeds” as symbolized by the pomegranate logo of The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation.