Gifts in Kind
WE GRATEFULLY WELCOME GIFTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES:
Feel free to contact us at your convenience. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. All enquiries are obligation-free.
ALLEVIATING SENIOR ISOLATION THROUGH DONATED GOODS AND SERVICES
There are so many ways you can make a real and lasting difference in the lives of lonely seniors. How about helping us put together one of our annual celebrations? Or maybe arranging a special dinner or picnic? Or perhaps you could do your part so they can stay at one of our vacation lodges and enjoy the feeling of caring and community that our devoted volunteers provide?
In 2014, our 16 local chapters across the province held a total of 200 events for our Elder Friends. That’s in addition to the 2,750 person-days spent at our Juliette Huot Lodge in Oka and the Lac Saint-Joseph Lodge outside Quebec City.
All of these activities are contingent on the procurement of a wide variety of goods and services. Your in-kind gifts can go a long way in helping us end senior isolation and improve our Elder Friends’ quality of life.
ITEMS REQUIRED FOR OUR CELEBRATIONS
Special holidays throughout the year can amplify the feelings of loneliness that many of our Elder Friends experience. That is why we hold same-day celebrations on days like Christmas and Easter. Turnouts to these get-togethers often number in the hundreds. And for the shut-ins within our community, volunteers are dispatched with a delicious meal and gifts galore to cheer them up. We are also honoured to hold birthday celebrations for our Elder Friends throughout the year.
You can add a sparkle to an Elder Friend’s eye by donating gifts, cards, flowers or other items to make them feel loved and appreciated!
BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES
Our 16 local chapters operate out of several different residences and offices, making upkeep and renovations an ongoing priority for us. This is an excellent opportunity for your firm to team up with us and help keep our facilities clean and in good repair for years to come.
SECOND-HAND ITEMS FOR LA BOUTIQUE
Little Brothers’ thrift shop, located at 1380 Gilford Street in Montreal, gives a second life to a wide range of items generously donated by the public. La Boutique is run by a dedicated team of 70 volunteers. Last year alone, the shop brought in over $216,264 for our organization.
Elder Friends from across the province are welcome to shop free of charge at La Boutique for objects that will improve their quality of life. Perhaps it’s a warm pair of boots for winter, or a cute little knick-knack to brighten up their room. Maybe it’s a piece of jewellery to lift their spirits when they’re feeling down, or a couple of necessities for an upcoming stay at the Oka vacation lodge.
We are members of Imagine Canada and the Association des professionnels en gestion philanthropique. We also adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights set forth by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Little Brothers is accredited under Imagine Canada’s National Standards Program. More than 200 Canadian charities and nonprofits have earned this accreditation by demonstrating excellence in five areas, namely board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management and volunteer involvement.