With the arrival of the new year in Illinois, State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) is launching his second annual “Valentines for Seniors” card drive. To brighten the days of seniors and make sure they know they are a valued part of the community, Senator Lewis is asking students from public and private schools, church groups, scouting organizations, and other groups to create homemade cards and drawings that will be delivered to assisted living centers, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities across the 24th Senate District during the week of Valentine’s Day.
“Seniors are a special part of our community, and this card drive will show them they are appreciated, that we’re thinking of them, and that we value them,” said Lewis. “It just takes a few minutes to make a card or write an encouraging note, and that small gesture will make a big difference to our area’s seniors.”
Cards, poems, and other well-wishes will be collected between now and February 5 at Senator Lewis’ Carol Stream office and through his Bartlett PO Box. The street address for Sen. Lewis’s district office is 962 W Army Trail Road, and the mailing address is PO Box 8547, Bartlett, IL, 60103-8547. Those dropping off cards in person can place them in the valentine mailbox outside of the office.
“The response to this project exceeded all expectations last year, and I am looking forward to even higher participation this year. With the community’s help, we can bring a great deal of joy to seniors living in assisted living and nursing home settings throughout the 24th District.”
For more information about this project, please contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.