Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly was founded after World War II by Armand Marquiset, a French nobleman, in response to the poverty suffered by many elders. Stripped of family and resources by the war, these elderly persons had no one to turn to for help. Little Brothers was created to offer that help.

Little Brothers – Boston began in 1979. It has been working with persons seventy and over who are without the benefit of family or adequate social contacts. Priority is given to elders living independently at, or below, the poverty line. Programs are offered without charge and without regard to race, gender, creed, nationality, or sexual orientation.

  • Backpacks

 

  • Movie Tickets

 

  • Tickets to Sporting Events, Concerts, Museums

 

  • Gifts for Teens (headphones, wireless speakers, cosmetics, accessories) *Needed the most

 

  • Room Decorations (posters, wall decals, tapestries)

  • Hygiene Products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste/brushes)

 

  • Undergarments for all sizes

  • Shoes, sneakers, boots

 

  • Clothing (t-shirts, pants, socks, sweatshirts)

 

  • Arts & Crafts Supplies

 

  • Duffle Bags and Suitcases

  • Gift Cards (Target, CVS, etc.)

Items Most Needed

Starting Nov 15, 2019 GBANA will start collecting donations that will be brought to The Home for Little Wanderers to help support their annual Big Wishes Gift Drive AND gift cards for the Little Brothers Friends of The Elderly - Boston Chapter.

 

Read below to find out more about these two organizations and what you can donate.

 

The Home for Little Wanderers: The Home for Little Wanderers provides a seamless continuum of vital programs and services for every stage of child and family development, serving children and youth from birth to 22. For more than 200 years, the organization has earned a reputation for doing whatever it takes to strengthen vulnerable families and keep children safe in their own communities, even when they don’t have family support. Learn more by visiting http://www.thehome.org.

20 Items Most Needed
  • Winter Coats (Youth and Adult sizes, XS-XXL)

  • Gift Cards (TJ Maxx, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Stop & Shop, Amazon)

  • Bedding for twin size beds (comforters, sheet sets)

 

  • Baby Supplies (diapers, pull-ups, formula)

 

  • Household Goods (bath towels, pots/pans, kitchen supplies, cleaning supplies, blankets)

  • Toys (board games, Legos, dolls, sensory toys)

  • Sporting Equipment

 

  • Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Helmets

 

  • School Supplies

 

What and How to Donate
  • Purchase a NEW ITEM on the lists (please do not wrap the item)

  • Place it in a plastic bag to protect the items from rain, etc. and indicate which organization it should be donated to

  • Drop it off in front of the garage at 2 Anawan Terrace, West Roxbury 

  • Donations will be accepted starting November 15 through December 15

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