BENEFITING: Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
ORGANIZER: Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Please help us! Your donations will be matched dollar for dollar!
As many of you are aware, I serve on the Board of Directors for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly in Chicago.
This past Thanksgiving Day, my daughters Zoey, Molly, and Lucy, and my wife Jackie, and I volunteered to serve lunch to 200 Little Brothers Elders at St. Andrews Church on the North Side of Chicago. These elders were included in a wonderful celebration, and would otherwise have been left alone on a day when the rest of us are lucky to spend time with family and friends.
Little Brothers is different from other organizations. Our motto is "flowers before bread". Little Brothers focuses on reducing isolation and loneliness among the elderly in Chicago, by providing socialization and connectivity to seniors.
Economic barriers, the inability to keep up with social media technology, and the physical and cognitive effects of aging can lead to isolation & depression among the elderly.
Little Brothers Friends fo the Elderly provides a solution for this underserved need, through a network of dedicated employees and volunteers.
This year 600 of our elders will celebrate Christmas Day with LBFE Chicago.
400 elders at three holiday parties
200 elders receiving home delivered meals and nursing home visits
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
Thank you for helping make the spirits bright of our elders.