To spread holiday cheer, State Senator Doris Turner is hosting a holiday card drive for seniors across her district.
“We often lose track of what’s most important this season – and that’s spreading joy,” said Turner. "Everyone enjoys a small, yet meaningful, act of kindness during the holidays.”
Turner is collecting store bought and handmade cards for local seniors this holiday season. People are encouraged to write kind notes and drop them off or mail them to her Springfield office, 725 North Grand Ave. E., Springfield, Illinois 62702; or Decatur office, 1210 S. Jasper St., Decatur, Illinois 62321. She is collecting cards until Dec. 15 and then will deliver them to local long-term care facilities.
Turner encourages teachers and students to participate in the seasonal event.
“Students enjoy doing arts and crafts, and this can be a valuable learning experience that extends beyond the classroom,” Turner said. “The holiday season is about making a difference in people’s lives, even if you don’t know them personally. I hope teachers and residents will take advantage of this opportunity.”
People with questions can reach out to Turner’s office at 217-782-0228.