valentines 011122DANVILLE – In an effort to lift the spirits of local older Illinoisans, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) invites people of all ages to get creative and donate homemade or store-bought valentines to support long-term care facilities in Vermilion County.

“Life is still very isolated and sending a special valentine to someone living in a long-term care facility is a wonderful gesture that is sure to put a smile on their face,” Bennett said. “Please consider taking a few minutes to create a Valentine’s Day card with a personal message to spread love to these folks.”


Bennett is encouraging churches, schools and community members in Vermilion County to write Valentine’s Day cards, which can be dropped off or mailed to his district office. Once all the cards have been collected, they will be delivered to various long-term care facilities in Danville, including Arcadia Care, Cannon Place-Veterans Affairs campus and Gardenview Manor.


The collection of Valentine’s Day cards will run through Thursday, Feb. 10. Those wishing to participate can drop off cards in the collection box outside Bennett’s Danville office or mail them to:

State Senator Scott Bennett

201 N. Vermilion St., Suite 323

Danville, IL 61832

For those choosing to deliver cards in person, Bennett reminds people to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask when entering the building.

With questions or for additional information, contact Bennett’s office at 217-442-5252.