Schneider's office collecting 'Valentines for Vets'
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider on Monday announced the launch of the Tenth District "Valentines for Vets" program to collect and distribute Valentine's Day cards to local veterans.
Constituents of all ages are encouraged to participate by dropping off or mailing cards to Schneider's Lincolnshire office, or by dropping off cards at his satellite offices in Round Lake Park and Waukegan. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 7.
"Our brave military men and women earn our admiration and gratitude every day. Valentine's Day gives us the chance to show our appreciation in a special way," Schneider said in an announcement of the program. "A card or handwritten note is a great way to give back to those who have given so much for our country."
Schneider's office collected more than 1,000 cards from constituents and area schoolchildren in the program's first three years. The cards were distributed at Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago and a breakfast of the Lake County Honor Flight.
Schneider's Lincolnshire office is located at 111 Barclay Blvd, Suite 200, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. It's open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Round Lake Park office, 433 E. Washington St., is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Waukegan office, 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.