Sen. Willie PrestonCHICAGO – To express love and lift the spirits of local seniors, State Senator Willie Preston is collecting store-bought or handmade cards to deliver to senior facilities on Valentine’s Day.

“Our older residents are the pillars of our communities,” said Preston (D-Chicago). “I encourage families, students, community members and anyone able to send in or make a valentine to help spread love to our older neighbors.”

Preston’s office will collect Valentine’s Day cards from now until Friday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. The cards will then be donated to local senior facilities across the 16th Senate District.

People wishing to participate can drop off cards at Preston’s district office or mail them to 8500 Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60652.

For questions, people can call Preston’s office at 773-912-6255.