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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

Monday, January 27, 2020

DuPage Care Center Hosting Valentine’s Fundraiser to Benefit Residents

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

For a $2 donation, community members can send a large Valentine to a Care Center resident to spread cheer and best wishes. The Valentines will be 16-inch by 14-inch hearts with personal greetings written on them. The Care Center has previously offered balloons for purchase, but the change was made due to a worldwide shortage of helium.

Last year, the public sent more than 850 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.

“Every year we get more and more interest in this wonderful fundraiser, and it’s 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.

Valentine heart greetings may be purchased by visiting http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ValentineHearts2020. The hearts will be delivered to residents on Friday, Feb. 14.

Funds from the sale of the hearts 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 linda.gray@dupageco.org.