Residents in the Lincolnshire–Buffalo Grove area are invited to drop off “Hearts for Heroes” at collection bins at Lincolnshire Village Hall, Buffalo Grove Police Station or the Vernon Area Public Library drive-up window or Youth Services desk through Monday, February 6.
“Hearts for Heroes” asks local residents to buy or make Valentine’s Day cards for local first responders, healthcare workers, veterans, mail carriers and their own personal heroes.
“Taking some time to create a special message for the people who keep us safe, healthy and connected is a thoughtful way to thank them for their service,” said library spokesperson Janice Kellman. “The library is happy to be part of coordinating this expression of thanks from our community.”
Cards for first responders will be distributed to fire and police departments in Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove. Cards for veterans will be distributed to local veterans by the office of Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10).
Residents are encouraged to distribute their cards for their mail carrier on their own and to create and send cards to others who they might feel especially grateful for right now, such as teachers, childcare workers, delivery drivers and other personal heroes.
A PDF file with templates and dropoff instructions are available for download from the library website.