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Game Loft launches ‘Reach Out to ME' postcard initiative

Mar 23, 2020

Belfast — In an effort to create meaningful community connections for local youth and reduce the impact of social isolation during this time of necessary social distancing, The Game Loft has created a postcard exchange initiative, "Reach Out to ME: I’ll be there."

“Here is something you can do during this unprecedented period of isolation,” said Game Loft co-Founder and Director Patricia Estabrook. “Kids love getting mail the old-fashioned way. You can brighten the life of a kid who may be feeling anxious and depressed during this forced vacation. Please write a postcard to a kid in need.”

The Game Loft hopes to send out 200 postcards a day to kids in the local area who are housebound and nervous about the changes in their lives because of school closings. Messages should be light or funny. Riddles or jokes are encouraged.

“We are asking for postcards rather than letters so that parents can pre-screen all content," Estabrook said. "Please do not use your full name or address on the postcard.”

Postcards can be dropped off at The Game Loft, 78A Main St., Belfast. “We will re-address the cards and make sure that they get to kids who need a smile,” she said.

The Game Loft is also accepting any donations of blank postcards to support the project. Donations can be dropped off at The Game Loft.

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