AURORA, Ill. – This holiday season, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is collecting holiday cards to be delivered to residents staying at Hesed House, a local homeless shelter in Aurora.

“Families and individuals who are displaced from their homes or are lacking housing are going through struggles and tribulations that no person should ever have to go through,” said Hernandez. “While a card is just a small gesture compared to the larger fight to provide affordable housing to all and end homelessness, a handwritten holiday card can be a little spark of happiness to know that somebody out there is thinking about them. I encourage our community to spread some holiday cheer to those in need and send in cards.”

Hernandez is collecting holiday cards now until Dec. 15. Cards can be dropped off at her district office, located at 540 W. Galena Blvd. in Aurora from Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No envelope or postage is necessary. For more information, please contact Hernandez’s full time constituent service office by calling 630-270-1848 or emailing

Rep. Barbara HernandezRep. Barbara Hernandez

83rd District

Springfield Office:
266-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1002

District Office:
540 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 270-1848