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Annual Reports & Information for Funders

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter depends on the support of thousands of donors every year in order to provide programs, activities and special assistance to isolated elders. In addition, we receive support from many different types of organizations—employee groups that raise funds for the holidays, religious organizations that provide gifts from special collections, even a kindergarten class who raised funds to support our programs from a reading challenge. 

For information about ways to give, contact:

Sherri Gorski
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
355 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL  60607-1019

Letter from the CEO

Simone Mitchell PetersonYou don’t walk past someone here without saying hello. That’s always been our mantra at Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE). Long before Oprah joined with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD, to encourage us to “say hello to fight loneliness,” LBFE has been giving our greetings with gusto to our elders—and to everyone—for decades.

While we will always be pro-hello, we are dedicated to something bigger in our mission to end loneliness and isolation among elders: activating the power of community. For us, the goal is to find strong connections that will engage and embrace our elders and stakeholders. We go beyond hello in order to provide places and spaces where we can link arms, join forces, and unite in our care and friendship.

Over this past year, concluding our work on the Chicago Chapter Strategic Plan 2014-2016 was a driving force to both strengthen our commitment to our core programs and accelerate our efforts to build communities—and in new and bold ways.

We hope you will enjoy reviewing our Annual Report FY2013. We offer our sincere thanks for your generous financial support, and your gift of time and attention: a total of 39,000 hours of service by 1,521 volunteers to 1,340 elders.

Most important, we want you to remain active in our community in all the ways that allow you to support our elders—as a driver, as a donor, as a visiting volunteer, as a friend.

And, as always, we look forward to welcoming you with a hearty hello and a heartfelt thank you.

Simone Mitchell-Peterson
Chief Executive Officer

Annual Reports

Friendship, Spring 2018 + FY2017 Annual Report
Friendship, Spring 2017 + FY2016 Annual Report
Friendship, FY2015 Annual Report

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Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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