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Schneider launches Holiday Cards for Heroes program

LINCOLNSHIRE – U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider has launched his annual Holiday Cards for Heroes program.

He also announced the opening of the annual competition to design his office’s holiday card.

For the Holiday Cards for Heroes program, 10th District constituents are invited to drop off holiday cards for military service members at Schneider’s district office in Lincolnshire through Dec. 14. Do not put the cards in sealed envelopes.

Last year, Schneider’s office collected and distributed more than 400 cards with help from the United Service Organizations.

“The holidays are a special time for families and friends to gather together, but this year is obviously different. It will be hard for all of us to be separated by the pandemic, but so many of our brave men and women in our armed forces must also spend this season far away from family and home,” Schneider said. “A personal, handwritten card is a much-appreciated way to say thank you to the Americans serving our country, offer words of encouragement and share holiday cheer. I’m glad our office can help facilitate this program to connect constituents and our service members.”

Although the district office remains closed for walk-in service because of the pandemic, a drop box will be set up outside the office, 111 Barclay Blvd., Suite 200, in Lincolnshire.

For the fifth annual Holiday Card Design Competition, elementary school students in the 10th District are invited to submit artwork to be featured on the cover of Schneider’s office holiday card. This year’s theme is Winter Wonderland, a nod to the many outdoor activities that friends and family can engage in safely during the pandemic.

Students may submit their entries by email to Robert.Perez@mailhouse.gov. All submissions are due by Nov. 25. The winner will be announced in early December.

Call 847-383-4870 for any questions.

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