Make a new friend this year!

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.

Enter to win a stay at Audrey's House

LBFE is once again raffling off a five-day, four-night stay at Audrey’s House, our summer vacation retreat and year-round program center in Batavia, IL.

Help us celebrate our older friends!

Your gift ensures older adults receive hand-decorated birthday celebration bags filled with gifts & goodies and more importantly, expressions of love and care on their birthdays!

Help us combat loneliness!

Your gift will be matched to combat loneliness by providing older adults with social events, holiday parties, in-person visits and so much more!


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.