Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Overview
Target demographics: Chicago seniors age 70 and older who have two or fewer social visits in a month.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,300
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Visit a senior (or 3!), go on an outing with seniors & volunteers, enjoy a luncheon with seniors & volunteers, deliver two food bags to seniors in need, make five calls of reassurance, help a senior with a small repair, help plan an event for seniors, join a fundraising committee, find your niche and help a senior today!
Geographic areas served: Chicago, IL
Programs: Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) serves more than 1,300 seniors in the Chicago area. Volunteers give a minimum of 5 hours a year and help bring friendship to Chicago seniors who would otherwise be alone. A friendly visit, an outing, time together at a luncheon, or providing a direct service like food bag delivery means the world to a senior.
Our Visiting Program matches a volunteer or staff member with one of our seniors to create a friendship that we hope will last a lifetime. They visit on a regular basis, provide the kind of companionship and assist with many of the small things that help their elderly friend remain independent. Our Nursing Home Program brings friendships to hundreds of lonely residents. Other programs include holiday celebrations, weekly luncheons, birthday parties, outings, summer vacation and monthly food bags.