Giving & Volunteering

Since 1979, Barb City Manor has been a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community. Through the generous support of our donors, we can provide safe, comfortable independent living for all people 62 and older. By donating to our Barb City Manor Project Fund or Resident Assistance Fund, your support will help us continue our mission to serve seniors in our community.

Ways to give financially

  • Choose the Donate button on our website
  • Donate through mail or in person.  Please make checks out to Barb City Manor and mail or drop off at 680 Haish Blvd., DeKalb, Il 60115. If you would like to direct your gift to our Project Fund or Resident Assistance Fund please add it in the memo section.
  • Donate to the Barb City Manor Fund or Barb City Manor Endowed Fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • Planned giving allows you to support Barb City Manor and leave a legacy of love.

Contact us to discuss how to make the most of your gift.


Other ways to contribute

  • Donate your gently used items to the Friends of Barb City Manor ReSale Shop.  All proceeds from the ReSale Shop benefit the residents of Barb City Manor.
  • Shop the Friends of Barb City Manor ReSale Shop
  • Donate your time and talents by volunteering.  Contact us about volunteer opportunities.

Friends of Barb City Manor ReSale Shop

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If you'd like the e-mail detailing contest guidelines that goes out on 2/27/24, go to our contact page at or DM us your name and e-mail address!We're getting ready to celebrate!🎉🎉🎉

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming logo design contest!
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Welcome Sarah Norwell!!!!Say hello to our spring intern Sarah! She has been working hard all day refreshing the Barb City Manor Instagram page. Follow us on IG to see her progress.

Thank you The Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies at NIU and DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership for such a great program!

We are excited to collaborate with Sarah Norwell over the next few months on some very special 45th Anniversary projects.

**Access our Instagram below!
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During a recent Crossword Puzzle Activity a resident was asked "How do you know so much?"

Her response "I read a lot of books set in many different places about many different subjects".

We offering you a great education in February!

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ISO ReSale 1-2 ReSale Shop Volunteers!!

Link in comments with more info.What Can Volunteering Do For You?

Reduce stress, fight depression, increase self-esteem and more!

We have many volunteer opportunities at Barb City Manor and the time commitment is completely up to you. Whether you are available once a week, once a month or even every once in awhile, we're just happy to have you be a part of our team!

We would love to expand a few of our current activities and jazz up our birthday and anniversary celebrations for our residents and but need just a little extra help. If you or someone you know are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact Anne at 815-756-8444 or

Link in comments for more info.
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Out with the old, in with the new!

The ReSale shop has been De-Christmased and is ready for the New Year!
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What an incredible month! Thank you Friends of Barb City Manor for providing entertainment and gifts for our residents! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Resale Shop will be closed Christmas Eve to allow our volunteers time with their families.

We will return to our regular hours Wednesday December 27th and will be open New Year’s Eve.

The 50% sale continues through January 3rd.
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