Little Brothers 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.
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.
Make Thanksgiving special for Chicago's elders
Whether at a family-style party or during a special visit, your gift will bring friendship and celebration to an elder who would otherwise spend Thanksgiving alone.
Sign up to purchase a special holiday gift
Share holiday joy with an isolated Chicago elder! Sign up to sponsor a holiday gift — a powerful reminder to our elders that they’re not forgotten.
Support LBFE's Holiday Gift Program
Your donation helps ensure every elder receives a special gift during the holiday season, delivered during a visit from a volunteer.
Thank you for your friendship!
Your generosity makes friendship and connection possible. Thank you so much for brightening the lives of Chicago’s elders! Click here to see our work in action.
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.