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Michael Melinger's Fundraiser:

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter

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Michael Melinger

THE STORY:

Dear Friends:

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.

Michael Melinger

$2,275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cecilia Straney

    $50

  • Home Instead Senior Care/The Melingers

    $500

  • Joe Block/Block Steel Corp.

    $500

  • Noah Mishkin

    $25

  • George Dumlao

    $100

  • Randy Sheridan

    $250

  • Kelly Hutchison

    $100

  • Elise & Mark

    $100

  • Scott Polakow

    $100

  • Cindy Madson/Denise Trinka

    $100

  • Alan Handler

    $50

  • Carol Waugh

    $250

  • Matt Nakanishi

    $50

  • Robert Koch

    $100

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91% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $7,600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michael Melinger

Amount Raised

$2,275

 

91% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Harrington

Amount Raised

$1,200

 

48% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Michelle Manrique-Fleming

Amount Raised

$790

 

198% Raised of$400 Goal

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Jim Constantine

Amount Raised

$760

Fundraiser Title

Little Brothers - Friends of the El...

Amount Raised

$695

 

12% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claire Brush

Amount Raised

$650

 

130% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Avalon Gordon

Amount Raised

$600

 

120% Raised of$500 Goal

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Heather Dudzinski

Amount Raised

$250

 

100% Raised of$250 Goal

Donor Comments

Robert Koch

Robert Koch

DONATION: $100

Thanks for letting us be part of this. 3 years ago

Matt Nakanishi

Matt Nakanishi

DONATION: $50

Good luck. What a great cause! 3 years ago

Carol Waugh

Carol Waugh

DONATION: $250

Thank you michael 3 years ago

Alan Handler

Alan Handler

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Cindy Madson/Denise Trinka

Cindy Madson/Denise Trinka

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Scott Polakow

Scott Polakow

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Elise & Mark

Elise & Mark

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kelly Hutchison

Kelly Hutchison

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Randy Sheridan

Randy Sheridan

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

George Dumlao

George Dumlao

DONATION: $100

Nice work Mike and family! 3 years ago