A Brief History of Little Brothers


Little Brothers of The Poor was founded in Paris, France, in 1946 by Armand Marquiset, a French nobleman who saw the plight of the elderly living in war-ravaged Europe. Armand wanted to help and began alone by sheltering the homeless elderly and taking meals and clothing to them. He noticed, however, that material goods were not enough. They longed for those moments that most people cherish like being remembered on their birthday, celebrating a holiday with someone they love, compassion. Mr. Marquiset found not just a poverty of material things, but a poverty of the spirit.

Armand realized this was an opportunity for ordinary people to discover, express, and develop their gifts for helping and loving others. He called this opportunity "Little Brothers".

Little Brothers was brought to the United States in 1959, to Chicago.The Upper Michigan chapter started in 1982. Here, through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, we have continued the tradition of making friendship the foundation of everything we do. For us, service to the elderly begins by being a friend.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events


April 2015
5
Easter
13
Friends Without Borders
22
Scott's Matinee
25
Spring "Garden Party" Fundraiser:  6:00 pm Shelden Grill, Houghton
29
Intergenerational Event




May 2015
10
Mother's Day Luncheon
20
New Volunteer Orientation
25 Office Closed in observance of Memorial Day
27

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.