To help uplift the spirits of long-term care facility residents, State Senator Neil Anderson is collecting Valentine’s Day cards for his newly introduced Valentine’s for Seniors Program.
“This past year has been hardest for our seniors,” said Sen. Anderson. “Those living in homes have had very little contact with loved ones due to COVID, leaving them feeling isolated and alone. It is my hope that residents can join me in bringing a little cheer to our seniors this Valentine’s Day. I want to let them know that we are thinking of them.”
Anderson is encouraging churches, schools, and community members of the 36th Senate District to write Valentine’s Day cards that can be dropped off or mailed to his district office. Once all the cards have been collected, they will be delivered to the various long-term care facilities that make up the district.
Additionally, Sen. Anderson is hosting a contest, awarding the class that makes the most Valentine’s Day cards with a special prize. All grades are welcome to participate in the Card of Kindness Contest. The four classes that send in the most cards will receive a certificate directly from Senator Anderson for a pizza from a local establishment.
The collection of Valentine’s Day cards will run through Wednesday, February 10. Those wishing to participate will have the option to either mail their card or drop it off. For those choosing in-person deliver, please remember to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask when entering the office.
Mail-in or drop-off location:
Sen. Anderson’s District Office
1523 47th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
For more information or questions, call (309) 736-7084.