The DuPage Convalescent Center in Wheaton is offering the community an opportunity to send Valentine wishes to residents who reside at the facility.
Last year, more than 800 heart-shaped helium balloons decorated the corridors and rooms of the Center on Valentine’s Day, according to a press release from DuPage County. Volunteers and staff delivered the balloons to the more than 350 residents living at the Center, brightening the day and bringing lots of smiles along the way.
“We are looking forward to continuing this 25-year old tradition,” said Beth Welch, Convalescent Center administrator. “Every year, Valentine’s Day gives us an additional opportunity to warm the hearts of the many elderly and disabled individuals who live here in our community.”
Balloons will be delivered to residents on Thursday, Feb. 14.
The donations of $3 per balloon "can help spread cheer to the residents on Valentine’s Day."
Donations will be accepted until February 13 and may be sent to: “DuPage Convalescent Center,” Attn: Valentine Balloons, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.
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 by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-784-4303.
Information courtesy of a press release from DuPage County.