Every gift has a meaningful impact.
Your generosity makes a difference in the life of a lonely elder! With your gift, you provide meaningful friendship, as well as vital programs and services — always offered at no-cost to our members.
LBFE relieves isolation and loneliness among Chicago’s elders day after day, month after month — for life.
No one should grow older alone. And thanks to generous donors, our elders know the joys of friendship and connection. With our donors’ support, elders, volunteers and staff forge lifelong connections. These relationships change our elders’ lives, surrounding them with friendship and family.
While we’re unable to celebrate in-person, we bring the celebration to our elders! Last year’s Valentine’s Day deliveries of fresh-cut roses and candy warmed the winter for our elders. Remind elders a friend is thinking of them and sending their love.
Thanks to your generous gift, no elder will feel alone on their birthday or like it’s “just another day.” Instead, an elder will receive a birthday present, a card, and other treats delivered by a friend to celebrate their special day.
Thank you for your generous donations!
We wanted to let you know that our full U.S.P.S. mail delivery has been delayed since Dec 21st. As soon as we receive your mailed donation, we will send an acknowledgement. We apologize for this delay, and we are so grateful for your patience and support.
You make our work possible
Thanks to the support of a caring community, Chicago elders aging alone are able to rely on Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly year after year — no matter what.
Who are our elders?
We welcome women and men 70 and older, from every walk of life, who are aging without the support of family and friends. The average age of our elders is 82. Thirty-eight percent rely on a walker or wheelchair to get around. And just over half could not count on having more than two social interactions lasting longer than 30 minutes in a month without Little Brothers.
How we serve
All of our programs and services, always provided at no cost, are designed to remind Chicago’s elders that they are not forgotten and not alone. Through our programs, elders are able to make lasting, meaningful friendships with each other, volunteers and staff. And through our social work services, elders are supported and empowered in making important life decisions.
Make friendship possible!
Your gift of any amount provides friendship, laughter and happy memories. For Chicago elders living without friends and family, Little Brothers is a reliable, constant source for connection and socialization that leads to lasting, meaningful friendships.