Our Mission & Motto

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 good will the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and the celebration of life.


"Flowers before bread" is our founder Armand Marquiset's motto. It expresses his philosophy that everyone needs love and friendship in their life. It is the human touch that makes life worth living.

Our motto "where service to the elderly begins by being a friend" reminds us that the most important gift we bring when we knock on the door is the gift of friendship. With every service we provide and with every gesture that we do, we do it in the spirit of friendship.

Our services are all free of charge to the elderly.


Fiscal Year 2014 Service Statistics

(October 1, 2013 to September 30th, 2014)

Visits and Advocacy

3,573 Friendly Visits

3,730 Hours Visiting and Assisting

Social Activities

Throughout the year we offered:

Quarterly Birthday Parties and Home Visits

Summer Picnics and Other Summer Outings

Mother's and Father's Day Parties and Home Visits

Winter Activities

Small Holiday Parties and Home Visits

Scott's Matinee Monthly Movie Day

Intergenerational Activities with Local Schoolchildren

Holiday Activities

720 Easter Day Dinner Guests and Home Meals

708 Thanksgiving Day Dinner Guests and Home Meals

712 Christmas Day Dinner Guests and Home Meals

200 Christmas Food Boxes Delivered

180 Special Christmas Gifts Delivered

Direct Services

1,428 One-Way Trips to Medical Facilities

230 Wheelchair One-Way Trips to Medical Facilities

44 Round trips to Marquette Regional Hospital

171 Loads of Wood Cut, Split, and Delivered

95 Elderly People Receiving Wood Deliveries

1,176 Food Bags Prepared & Delivered


Calendar of Events

March 2015
Intergenerational Event
Friends Without Borders
Food Bag Delivery Begins
18 Scott's Matinee
New Volunteer Orientation

April 2015
Friends Without Borders
22 Scott's Matinee

Spring "Garden Party" Fundraiser:  6:00 pm Shelden Grill, Houghton

Intergenerational Event

Join us for coffee & conversation at our weekly "Coffee Clutch!" Free & open to the public, we meet Thursdays at 9:30 am at our office in Hancock.