Thanks given for assistance

To the Journal editor:

On behalf of the staff and board of directors at Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support we received from our volunteers and donors over the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

2020 was a year that brought many challenges to our organization beginning with the cancellation of our 2020 Easter dinners. For over 39 years Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly has proudly served holiday dinners to lonely and isolated elders in our communities, and we were saddened by the cancellation of our holiday dinner event.

Realizing the pandemic may influence our programs and services for a while, we set our sights on restructuring our holiday dinner plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas so our elders could enjoy a special holiday meal that would be brought directly to their front door!

With the help from more than 400 dedicated volunteers and overwhelming support from our community, we were able to safely deliver over 2,000 hot turkey dinners to the elderly in five counties (Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon, Keweenaw and Marquette) over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday.

We are humbled by your support and belief in our mission to relieve isolation and loneliness among our elderly community. Sincerely,


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