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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

DuPage Care Center Seeks Valentine Donations for Residents

The DuPage Care 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 Care Center resident to spread cheer and warm wishes. Last year, the public sent more than 1,000 heart-shaped, helium balloons to line the corridors and rooms on Valentine’s Day. Volunteers and staff delivered the balloons to 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 these colder months to reach out and warm the hearts of the residents of the Care Center,” said Bob Larsen, Health and Human Services Committee Chairman. “It’s a great tradition and we are excited about continuing it this year.”

Balloon donations will be accepted until Tuesday, Feb. 13, and may be sent to: DuPage Care Center, Attn: Valentine Balloons, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Balloons will be delivered to residents on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

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 contact Linda Gray at (630) 784-4303 or