Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
"It is not uncommon for a family to experience severe financial struggles due to the illness or injury of a child.   We are extraordinarily grateful to the Phyllis Recca Foundation for helping to ease the financial burden of so many of our families, so they can focus on the road to a healthy childhood for their child."
Mary A. Cooney
Director of Development

"I would like to thank you for your gracious donation to my Eagle Scout project. I built a shed on the grounds of the Barns-Brinton House in Chadds Ford... Your contribution to my project was extremely helpful."
Scout - BSA Troop 31



One Note of Thanks:

"I am writing to thank the Foundation for paying the balance of my son Kevin's medical bill. This was totally unexpected and we were quite surprised when informed of your action. I am sure that your foundation has touched many families and we are certainly now part of that. May God bless you for the work you are doing."


The Phyllis Recca Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to supporting causes related to the health, personal growth and well-being of children. From 2000 to 2018, the major focus of the Foundation was helping families with children suffering life-threatening medical conditions by paying their hospital bills. Beginning in 2019, we have entered into a pledge with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to support several worthy programs. The Foundation also supports other activities for children, including educational, civic and social programs. The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Programs Supporting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Beginning in 2019, we have entered into a five year pledge to support three worthy programs designed to provide needed support for families with children admitted to CHOP for medical care.

Social Work Emergency Fund
Provides emotional, social and spiritual support for children and families during the most difficult times of their lives.

The Healing Power of Play
Child life specialists use innovative strategies and techniques to reduce children's pain and anxiety, soothe them during medical procedures, and help them cope with the hospital experience. One example: children are encouraged to play with the toy doctor's kits, using stuffed animals as "patients" - an activity that helps them process their fears and anxieties.

Brandywine Valley Specialty Care Center- Adolescent Support
Adolescent and young adult patients have emotional and social needs that are different than their younger counterparts. CHOP offers resources like Facebook chat groups, teen lounges, and age-appropriate art and music programming.


Programs Supporting Educational, Civic and Social ActivitiesEagle Scout Shed Project
The Foundation provides financial assistance for activities which stress education, social and civic responsibility for children. This includes organizations which promote hands-on historical education opportunities and the Eagle Scout program.

Children are the future of America; nurturing their health and development through a variety of worthwhile activities will remain a focus of our efforts going forward.

How can you help?

Donations are welcome and can be made by check to The Phyllis Recca Foundation or by credit card using the Donate Now button (processed by First Giving). Over 95% of all donations are paid out in grants to support children. Thank you for your support!

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If paying by check, mail your donation to:
The Phyllis Recca Foundation
104 Richardsons Brook Drive
Kennett Square, PA 19348

All donations are 100% tax deductible.