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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Linda Gray (630) 784-4303

Monday, January 28, 2019

DuPage Care Center Hosting Valentine’s Balloon Fundraiser to Benefit 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 800 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 great way to warm the hearts of the residents of the DuPage Care Center during the cold winter months,” said Pete DiCianni, 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 Wednesday, Feb. 13, and may be sent to: DuPage Care Center, Attn: Valentine Balloons, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. Balloons can also be sent by visiting

Balloons will be delivered to residents on Thursday, 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