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Give to the Max Day 
Give to the Max Day is Thursday, Nov. 13! Mark your calendar to give online on our donation page. Better still, go there now and schedule your gift. It will be processed automatically on Nov. 13 and count toward our Give to the Max Day total.
As a treasured LBFE volunteer, you already know the terrific work we do in providing friendship and hope for lonely elders in the Twin Cities. Please support our elder programs and services with your gift to LBFE through Give to the Max Day!
Thanksgiving and Christmas Volunteer Sign-Up Going on Now! 
The holidays are right around the corner, and we have openings for various volunteer roles for our annual Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
To sign up using our new SignUpGenius tool click on the event names below. For questions or any other need, contact Josh Windham, Volunteer Manager, at or 612.746.0732.
Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 27th at noon (volunteer times vary depending on role)
Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave. N., Oakdale
Christmas Dinner
Thursday, December 25th at noon (volunteer times vary depending on role)
St. Mary's University, 2500 Park Ave., Mpls
Bring Joy to Our Elders in December by Delivering Holiday Gifts                    
During the holiday season, LBFE receives generous gift donations from various community and corporate partners for the elders we serve. 
We are looking for 4 volunteers in St. Paul and 4 volunteers in Minneapolis to deliver these gifts during the month of December.  The day and times for delivery can be arranged to fit your schedule. 
Please consider this important opportunity to bring much needed companionship to those we serve during the holidays!  To volunteer or learn more, contact Josh Windham, Volunteer Manager at or 612.746.0732.
Barnes & Noble Gift Wrapping Fundraiser 
We are excited to have been chosen for a fundraising opportunity at the downtown Minneapolis Barnes & Noble on Thursday, December 4th.  Help us wrap customers' gifts in exchange for goodwill offerings for LBFE, and also share about our mission with the holiday shoppers. This will be a great opportunity for us to spread the word about who we are, and our impact on those we serve! 
When: Thursday, December 4th, noon-4 p.m.
Where:  Barnes & Noble, 801 Nicollet Mall, Mpls
Please sign up with Josh Windham, at or 612.746.0732 for any shift within this 4-hour event.
Purchase a Twinkle Christmas Tree for an Elder 


LBFE volunteer Diane Gaughran is heading up a Twinkle Tree online donation opportunity so each of our elders can have a tree for the holidays.  Each tree is only $17.50!


You can go to the Facebook event page to learn about how to purchase a tree which will be delivered to our elders in December. Diane has also made a video that gives instructions about this opportunity. Please pass the word to family and friends!


If you are having any trouble viewing this on Facebook, please contact Josh Windham at or at 612.746.0732 for assistance.

Elder in the spotlight

Meet Gloria! 

We are looking for a Visiting Volunteer for our elder friend Gloria:
Gloria is an 84 year old woman living alone in a condo in Uptown. She is divorced and has one daughter who lives in St. Paul; they get together every other weekend. Gloria has a love of theater, art, jewelry making, reading, good conversation and classical music. She enjoys going on walks around Lake Calhoun, which is one reason she is especially lonely and feels "cooped up" during the winter months. She would love someone to help her get out of the house to do errands, go to the theater, or walk around the mall.
Our Visiting Volunteers help fulfill our mission by providing regular, consistent visits throughout each month. If you or somebody you know is interested in visiting Gloria or other elders like her, please contact Josh Windham at or 612.746.0732.
Volunteer Opportunities:
November and December

To sign up for these opportunities, please contact Josh Windham at or 612.746.0732, unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, November 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: St. Olaf's Church, 215 S 8th St, Mpls
Sponsored by League of Catholic Women
Need: 3-4 drivers/companions
Thursday, November 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Deb Paulson
Thursday, December 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Sponsorship available!
Where: LBFE, 1845 E Lake St., Mpls
Need: 3-4 drivers/companions each event (mostly Mpls)
Wednesday, December 17, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where: Elders Lodge, 1500 Magnolia Ave. E, St. Paul
Sponsored by Presbyterian Homes
Need: 2-3 drivers/companions each event
Wednesday, November 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..
Where: Blake School, 511 Kenwood Pkwy, Mpls
Sponsored by Blake School
Wednesday, December 17, Noon-2  p.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E Lake St., Mpls
Sponsor: Farnam Street Financial
Need: 5-6 drivers/companions each event
Thursday, December 25, Noon-2:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's, University Center, 2500 Park Ave, Mpls
Sponsored by Prom Center and St. Mary's University
Need: View and sign up here!
Wednesday, December 3, Noon - 2 p.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E Lake St., Mpls
Sponsored by McGough Construction
Need: 3-4 drivers/companions
Saturday, November 15, 9-11 a.m.
Saturday, December 20, 9-11 a.m.
Volunteer visitors needed for Mpls and St. Paul
Monday, November 17, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Where: Ames Lake Neighborhood Community Center,
1144 Barclay St., St. Paul
Need: 3-4 drivers
Thursday, November 27, Noon-2:00 p.m.
Where: Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave N, Oakdale
Sponsored by Prom Center and the Southwest Hennepin Chapter of Thrivent Financial
Need: Drivers - view and sign up here!

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Help us accurately track and report to the community and our funders by completing your monthly time report. Here's how:

  1. Fill out your time report. To download a writable PDF of the form, click here.
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 Help spread the word about LBFE's mission!  


As the holiday season approaches and people look for new ways to give their time and treasures, please consider spreading the word about LBFE and our mission to those in your inner social circle, such as yoga class, church group, or book club.  We are always on the lookout for more volunteers and donors, and seek to continue to establish partnerships with those in our community.


Please invite your friends to our website at, and share our posts on Facebook.  If you would like any brochures, flyers or other handouts, please contact Danielle Fehring at or at 612.746.0726. 



Volunteer Orientation and

Basic Training


Learn about Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's history, current programs and what the future holds in store for Minnesota's older adults. As a prospective volunteer, or a current volunteer who wants to deepen your commitment, you'll gain valuable insights on working with older adults, handling various situations and our practices and policies.


The sessions are FREE and essential for all volunteer companions -- please join us!  


Sat, Nov. 8, 9-10:30 a.m.

Wed, Nov. 12, 6:30-8 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 13, 9-10:30 a.m.

Wed, Dec 17, 6:30-8 p.m


RSVP to Danielle Fehring at

or 612.746.0726.


 Corcoran Neighborhood Soup Cook-Off 
On Wednesday, November 19th from 6-8 p.m., the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization will be having a soup cook off. LBFE will be hosting this event in our community room. This will be a great way for our volunteers to mingle with those in our community. If you are interested in participating you can contact Ross Joy at or by calling 612.724.7457.

 Save the Date: All Volunteer Holiday Party! 

When:  Saturday, Dec. 20, 9-11 a.m.
Where: LBFE Office, 1845 East Lake St., Mpls

You and your family are invited to join us for a fun and festive volunteer appreciation!  Enjoy some sweet treats, coffee, tea, cider and hot cocoa.  You'll also be able to meet other volunteers, and hear about all that is being accomplished with our elders.


RSVPs for this event are encouraged, but not required.  Please RSVP to Danielle Fehring at or by calling 612.746.0726.

Volunteer Department Information
For information about becoming a volunteer, or to volunteer for upcoming events (existing volunteers), contact Josh Windham at
or 612.746.0732.
Location: 1845 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Office hours:
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m, Monday-Friday. 

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