YPAB Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

engAge 2017

An evening of music and comedy

Friday, May 12, 2017
doors open at 6:30 pm

Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W Belmont, Chicago

Join us for an engaging evening of entertainment featuring local comedians.

Who Should Attend:  Everyone 21 and older who supports the mission of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly.

What will my ticket get me:  food, drinks, and laughs

Why:  to support the free social programs that alleviate isolation and lonelines year round to over 1,200 older adults.  And, May is Older Americans month - so we are celebrating!

Register now!

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engAge committee meeting

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:00 pm
LBFE, 355 N Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL

You can be part of the engAge planning committee!  Join us on March 7th.

RSVP to Heather via email or call 312.604.7234

Previous Events

GivingTuesday 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Flowers for Dreams
February 2016 Charity of the Month

25% of all sales during February 2016 will be donated to LBFE Chicago!  

Locally crafted flowers, honest prices, free flower delivery. Every bouquet benefits a local charity. Call 312.620.1410 to order today.  Order online at:  https://www.flowersfordreams.com/

Fifth Annual engAge event
Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The James Hotel, 55 E Ontario, Chicago

Thanks to the Young Professionals Advisory Board for hosting a great event to benefit Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter.   Check out the event photos

Learn more about the event

Service Project & Social Event
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Chicago Spirit Brigade perform at Chicago Force game
Saturday, May 16, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lane Tech
3500 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Flowers for Seniors & #GivingTuesday
December 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday
campaign runs through end of December

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's Flowers for Seniors & #GivingTuesday holiday challenge!  With an incredible challenge grant put forth by the Retirement Research Foundation - we had a huge outpouring of support on Giving Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

By the end of December the campaign raised over $6,500!  Thank you!!

Introduction to the YPAB
Thursday, October 16, 2014
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

An informal meet and greet to share the purpose of the YPAB, process for becoming a member, and answer prospective candidates' questions.

Fourth Annual engAge event
Thursday, September 18, 2014

The fourth annual engAge event at Mars Gallery raised over $14,000!  Thank you to all of our sponsors, in-kind donors, attendees, and the YPAB for an incredible event!

Charity Bingo at Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille
Monday, June 8, 2014

A fun and competitive evening of Bingo raised over $800.00 to support free social programs for LBFE seniors.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

Service Project & Social Event
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Over 60 volunteers came together at Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly to wrap, eat, drink & socialize!  Over 1,000 elder birthday gifts were wrapped in just two hours! The gifts will be delivered by LBFE volunteers during the upcoming year to our elders to make sure they are remembered on their special day!

Flowers for Seniors - crowdrise event

Nov 18 - Dec 25, 2013

The YPAB thanks all of our friends, family and the LBFE Board of Directors for helping us raise $4,500 to purchase 500 beautiful Christmas plants that were delivered by volunteers along with holiday meals and treats, to our homebound elders and those living in nursing homes.  

Research has shown that flowers have a powerful impact. In one study, every participant who was given flowers began to smile instantly.  Flowers have been shown to positively affect mood, and even memory.

engAge 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013

LBFE, 355 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607

A wonderful evening hosted by the YPAB raised funds to support the free social events LBFE provides over 1,300 Chicago seniors.  The evening entertained with Wine & Spirits Ring Toss, Basket Raffle & Silent Auction.  Guests enjoyed food from Cork Catering and dessert from Avalon's Cake and Marcello’s catering in Lincoln Park.   Armando’s acoustic guitar music drifted through the party space and onto the patio where guests sipped wine and beer under the stars.  Thank you to everyone who made the event a great success!

Shopping for a Cause
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ten Thousand Villages, 121 North Marion Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

Supporting fair trade & older adults - portion from all sales donated to LBFE.

Chicago Spirit Brigade at Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Chicago Spirit Brigade (CSB) cheered for nearly three miles and over one million people to raise funds and awareness for LBFE.  41 volunteers and 37 performing members raised over $3200.00 to support the seniors of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly.

Charity Bingo at Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille

An incredibly fun event raised over $900.00 for Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly.  Thank you to everyone who joined us on a Monday night!

engAge 2012
Connecting friends. Supporting seniors.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hampton Inn & Suites, 33 W Illinois, Chicago, IL 60654 

The YPAB's second annual signature event raised $11,450.00 net! Thank you to everyone who supported the event through sponsorship, attending and in-kind donations for the raffle and silent auction. View the event photos.

The Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) invites you to join us as we raise funds and make friends on behalf of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly.

The YPAB focuses on fun social events that keep cost to a minimum to create the maximum benefit for Little Brothers.

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Our Mission


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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