Portage Health Foundation is participating in Giving Tuesday again this year and will MATCH YOUR DONATIONS to Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Upper Michigan Chapter. For your donation to be matched, they must receive it by 5pm on Tuesday, November 27th!

To donate online and have your donation MATCHED, go to

Please be sure to put LITTLE BROTHERS in the comments section!

Or you can send a check to:

Portage Health Foundation,

400 Quincy Street

P.O. Box 299

Hancock, MI 49930 


Please be sure to put LITTLE BROTHERS on the memo line!


Thank you for your support, this was a huge help to us last year and we hope it will be just as successful this year!



Cathy Kass-Aten

Executive Director

You can support LBFE by making a tax-deductible gift any time of the year, click below to donate online or call us directly: 906-482-6944 Donate Today

Checks should be made out to Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly and mailed to our office:

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly

527 Hancock Street

Hancock, MI 49930

There are several ways you can help us serve our elderly friends.

Tribute Donations

You can remember someone’s birthday, anniversary, the death of a loved one, or any other special occasion you wish to commemorate by making a contribution in his or her name. We will send a note acknowledging this thoughtfulness to those whom you designate. 

Special Events

Working with your colleagues and community, you can organize a fundraising event such as a bowl-a-thon, a golf outing, dinner, or picnic. We welcome your ideas, your energy and your community spirit.

Sponsorship Gifts

Your company or community group can sponsor activities and events for Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly. Your gift can underwrite a holiday party, a summer picnic, or a month of medical escorts to name just a few examples.

Matching Gifts

Check with your employeer about matching gifts – your contribution could go twice as far!  And while we are not a United Way agency, if you participate in a workplace giving campaign you can designate Little Brothers to receive your contribution.

Bequests and Planned Gifts

Bequests are gifts provided by way of a will. By naming Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Upper Mighigan as a beneficiary in your will or life insurance policy, you ensure that we will be able to serve lonely elderly people in your name far into the future.

Food Drives

You may organize food drives individually or with a church, school, or other group. By collecting nonperishable goods for our food pantry, you supplement meals for elders on a limited budget.

In-Kind Gifts

Donations of office supplies and other items help us keep our overhead low. We also appreciate donations of in-kind services such as printing and transportation. During Chanukah and Christmas Holiday season, organizing a ‘Giving Tree’ to provide gifts for our old friends would be a great project for your office.