Volunteer this Holiday Season!

There are so many ways to make a difference for an adult aging alone! Sign up for an hour-long virtual volunteer orientation, with various dates and times to fit your schedule, to become an LBFE volunteer and get started.

Help us provide holiday cheer for our older friends!

Your gift ensures older adults who are lonely and isolated have their holidays filled with joy and friendship!

Want to purchase a Christmas gift for a lonely older adult?

We’re looking to give 900 lonely elders a personalized Christmas Gift, Christmas goodies, and warm conversations throughout the month of December reminding our older adults they are thought of this season.


By sharing their friendship and time, our volunteers truly change the lives of adults 70 and older aging alone.


From a special in-home visit to a delivery of groceries at the end of the month, our programs are designed to bring friendship and sustaining services to lonely isolated older adults.


We’re grateful to all those who support our work and mission. Because of your dedication and generosity, 1,000 men and women 70 and older can count on LBFE for year-round programs and services.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly has been dedicated to relieving isolation and loneliness among older adults in Chicago since 1959.

Women and men 70 and older who are aging alone have a family in Little Brothers. For over 60 years, we’ve been providing steadfast friendship to thousands of older adults who no longer have friends and family to rely on.  All of our programs and services are always offered at no cost, and our organization receives no government assistance. We depend on the generosity of donors to bring conversation, companionship, celebration and connection to the men and women we serve.


Your gift of any amount has a powerful, direct impact on the life of a lonely older adult. Your generous support connects lonely, isolated LBFE participants with meaningful friendship, engaging programs and vital services.