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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

DuPage Convalescent Center Encourages Community to Send Valentines Wishes to Residents

The DuPage Convalescent Center is offering the community an opportunity to send Valentine wishes to Center residents.

For a $3 donation, community members can send a Valentine balloon to a Convalescent Center resident to spread cheer and warm wishes.  Last year, the public sent more than 800 heart-shaped, helium balloons to line the corridors and rooms on Valentine’s Day. Volunteers and staff delivered the balloons to the more than 350 residents living at the Center, brightening their days and bringing lots of smiles along the way.

“This fundraiser provides a fantastic opportunity during this cold stretch to reach out and warm the hearts of the residents of the Convalescent Center,” said Robert Larsen, chairman of the DuPage County Health and Human Services committee. “It’s a great tradition and we are excited about continuing it this year.”

Balloon donations will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 11, and may be sent to: DuPage Convalescent Center, Attn: Valentine Balloons, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Balloons will be delivered to residents on Friday, Feb. 12.

Funds from the sale of balloons will benefit the Resident Recreation Fund, which provides programs and activities to improve the quality of life of residents living at the Center. For more information, please call Linda Gray at (630) 784-4303.