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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

Friday, January 22, 2021

DuPage Care Center to Host Valentine’s Day Fundraiser to Benefit Residents

The DuPage Care Center is offering several ways to spread Valentine’s Day love to the residents of the center with the click of a button.

The DuPage Care Center created an Amazon Wish List featuring items the residents need. It can be found at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3CLF3ZEGAQVRT/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex. Items will be shipped directly to the DuPage Care Center.

The list contains art supplies, inexpensive electronics, books, and other items that will help improve the residents’ quality of life. Monetary donations are also being accepted and can be made payable to the DuPage Care Center Foundation. Donations can also be mailed to the DuPage Care Center, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

The DuPage Care Center is also providing Valentine’s balloons to residents to spread cheer and warm wishes. For a $4 donation, community members can send a balloon to a Care Center resident.

In the past, 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.

Balloon donations will be accepted until Feb. 10, 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 https://dpccfoundation.org/valentines-day-balloons/. Balloons will be delivered on Feb. 12.

“The past year has been especially difficult for the residents of the Care Center, and these fundraisers provide a perfect way to raise their spirits and warm their hearts,” said DuPage County Health and Human Services Chairwoman Julie Renehan. “People have always stepped up to help our residents, and we are pleased to be able to continue this tradition.”

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.

The Care Center is currently not allowing visitors, per guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control.

For more information, call (630) 784-4260 or email dpcc@dupageco.org.