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Michelle Manrique-Fleming's Fundraiser:

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter

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THE STORY:

Having just spent Thanksgiving with 18 individuals crammed into my tiny condo, I recognize that I am lucky.  We all found our way through the buffet line and back to the table in our little condo without either of my 70lb dogs tackling anyone for our food. From the hours of preparation to the bellyaching afterwards, from the cheerful conversation to the serious business of divvying up the precious leftovers, these are moments I look forward to every year.  And I am reminded of how holidays spent with family and friends enrich my life.  So yes, I am lucky.  However, not everyone is quite so lucky.  For those who are alone and isolated, enduring the holidays in the absence of family and friends can be an overwhelming reality.

But through the efforts of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly and our amazing volunteers, the lives of lonely and isolated older adults can be enriched and brightened throughout the year, particularly during the holidays.  This year, please consider giving to our Christmas holiday campaign - Making Spirits Bright - and ensure that the joy many of us felt just a few days ago can be experienced by hundreds of others in just a few short weeks.

Here's how you will make an impact:

  • $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
  • $100 – supports 10 rides to/from the parties for elders in wheelchairs or with limited mobility (100 special mobility rides are needed to transport elders who are in wheelchairs or have limited mobility)
  • $250 – provides a table of 8 with a three-course meal, flowers, entertainment, & friendly transportation by a volunteer.

All donations made by 12/2 are eligible for a matching grant!

Thank you for helping make spirits bright!

$790

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Joanne Arfanis

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cora W

     

  • Cuda

     

  • Jesse

    $50

  • Carla Burkhardt

    $25

  • Tito Claro

     

  • Cecilia Manrique

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

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198% Raised of$400 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

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Manrique-Fleming

Amount Raised

$790

 

198% Raised of$400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Heather Dudzinski

Amount Raised

$250

 

100% Raised of$250 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Cecilia Manrique

Cecilia Manrique

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Tito Claro

Tito Claro

3 years ago

Carla Burkhardt

Carla Burkhardt

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jesse

Jesse

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Cuda

Cuda

3 years ago

Cora W

Cora W

So many LBFE memories... 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Joanne Arfanis

Joanne Arfanis

DONATION: $20

For Fede, Helen and Deno 3 years ago