CHICAGO – Following a year of social isolation for many, especially the older population, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is trying to spread holiday cheer by encouraging city residents to send cards to seniors in long-term care facilities.

“Due to COVID-19, there are so many people who will spend this holiday season alone,” Hunter said. “I am saddened that I cannot have my annual senior brunch, so collecting holiday cards is a simple way to let our seniors know that they’re cared for during this peculiar season.”

Hunter is encouraging residents district wide to donate cards, which can be homemade or store-bought, in hopes of putting a smile on an older adult’s face. Hunter will deliver the cards to long-term care facilities and nursing homes in the 3rd District.

“If you are able, please consider writing and donating a letter,” Hunter said. Children and adults are all invited to participate. It only takes a few minutes to help give someone a happier holiday.”

Senator Hunter’s office is currently closed due to COVID-19, however, cards can be delivered to Hunter’s Chicago office, located at 2929 S. Wabash Ave. Suite 102 using the mail-slot on the left hand side of the door. Holiday cards will be collected through Sunday, Dec. 20.

For more information, call Senator Hunter’s office at 312-949-1908.

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Office Information

Springfield Office:
619 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5966
(217) 782-1631 FAX
 
District Office:
2929 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-1908
(312) 949-1958 FAX