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Michael Melinger's Fundraiser:

Flowers & Friendship for Isolated Seniors 2015

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Michael Melinger

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

I serve on the Board of Directors of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, a wonderful organization that provides friendship and alleviates the isolation of nearly 1,200 Chicago seniors.

This past Thanksgiving, Lucy, Molly, Zoey, Jackie & I helped serve lunch to 200 elders who would have otherwise been alone on the holiday.  This experience reminded me just how important the work of Little Brothers is to our community.

This Tuesday, December 1st, is "Giving Tuesday".  Similar to last year, Little Brothers is running a Crowdrise campaign to benefit isolated and lonely seniors in Chicago.  I will match dollar for dollar up to the 1st $1,000 donated to the Flowers & Friendship  For Isolated Seniors 2015 Campaign.

When the holiday season is upon us, the absence of family and friends is most overwhelming.  Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly works with incredible volunteers to make the spirits bright for our seniors year-round - and on Christmas Day we make sure no elder is alone.

This year 600 of our elders will celebrate the holiday season with LBFE Chicago. 

  • 400 elders at three holiday parties
  • 200 elders receiving home delivered meals and nursing home visits
  • 600 elders participated in Thanksgiving meals hosted by Little Brothers

Volunteers will deliver 200 beautiful plants, along with holiday meals and treats, to our homebound elders and those living in nursing homes.

Volunteers will pick up elders and bring them to a celebration with a three course meal, entertainment, and fellowship! At the end of the party - every elder receives a lovely red rose in the spirit of our motto "flowers before bread" and we hope the rose reminds them of the day spent among friends.

Here's how you will make an impact:

200 home-delivered meals & nursing home visits

  • $10 – sends a home delivered meal with flowers & a friendly visit
  • $40 – supports 5 nursing home visits by friendly volunteers bringing an elder flowers and treats

400+ elders at Christmas Day parties

  • $250 – supports a table of 8 with a three course meal, flowers, entertainment, & friendly transportation with a volunteer

100 special mobility rides are needed to transport elders who are in wheelchairs or have limited mobility

  • $100 – supports 10 rides to/from party for elders in wheelchairs or with limited mobility

Please consider making a donation to the Flowers & Friendship Campaign.  Thank you for helping make the spirits bright of our elders.

$2,510

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jim Janecek

    $100

  • Grossberg Family

     

  • Randy Sheridan

    $100

  • Don Morgan

    $25

  • Marcia Melinger

    $100

  • David & Jody Melinger

    $100

  • Marc Liebman

    $100

  • The Ezgur Family

     

  • Dayan family

    $25

  • Cindy Mayer

    $25

  • Robin Tillotson

    $40

  • Jamie Mogilner

    $100

  • The Preston Family

     

  • The Handler Family

    $50

  • The Polacheck Family

    $50

  • Home Instead Senior Care, Skokie

    $1,000

  • Schlossberg Family

    $100

  • Barbara Belsky

     

  • Metzger Family

    $50

  • Rosenberg Family

     

  • The Guons

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mariana Selejan

    $20

  • Penner Family

     

  • Small Business Financial Services, Inc.

    $50

  • Mike & Joanna Dailey

    $20

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126% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $7,030 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michael Melinger

Amount Raised

$2,510

 

126% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Constantine

Amount Raised

$1,260

 

101% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Little Brothers - Friends of the El...

Amount Raised

$725

 

10% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Manrique-Fleming

Amount Raised

$515

 

103% Raised of $500 Goal

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Cecilia Straney

Amount Raised

$375

 

188% Raised of $200 Goal

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Heather Dudzinski

Amount Raised

$300

 

100% Raised of $300 Goal

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Avalon Gordon

Amount Raised

$280

 

70% Raised of $400 Goal

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Lauren Tilot

Amount Raised

$255

 

85% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

Mike & Joanna Dailey

Mike & Joanna Dailey

DONATION: $20

Happy Holidays to all 2 years ago

Small Business Financial Services, Inc.

Small Business Financial Services, Inc.

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Penner Family

Penner Family

You Melinger's are amazing!!!!! 2 years ago

Mariana Selejan

Mariana Selejan

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Guons

The Guons

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rosenberg Family

Rosenberg Family

2 years ago

Metzger Family

Metzger Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Barbara Belsky

Barbara Belsky

In memory of my father Morris Belsky 2 years ago