Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly hosting sweepstakes to support program

MARQUETTE — An organization is holding a sweepstakes so people have a chance to win a 2011 Mustang convertible.

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly are a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. The Marquette Chapter is currently selling tickets for a chance to win a Mustang, and all the proceeds will be going toward their Medical Transportation Program for the Houghton office..

The Medical Transportation Program is a, door-through-door, which means the group will be picking up passengers at the door of their home and delivering them to the door of their destination.

“The Medical Transport Program is really important,” explained April Cote, Program Manager at the Marquette Office. “They have to get to the doctors to their appointments. It is just really important.”

It’s not only important for these members of the community to have help getting around but they also enjoy other programs that the organization does. Some of these programs such as the Friendly Visiting Program have truly affected some of these individuals who are looking to alleviate their isolation.

“Little Brothers have really improved my life,” said Mary Foster, Forever Friend Participant. “I was very isolated and I do not have a lot of family in Marquette and I have a lot of health problems. I also don’t have a car anymore and so I am confined to my apartment at Snowberry Apartments, but Little Brothers they have just been wonderful.”

For more information about Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly or to learn on how to volunteer with the group you can click here.