In light of the RSU 71 and RSU 3 closures, The Game Loft will be closed for regular programming until further notice.
However, we feel that it is now especially important that we honor our commitment to feed the kids the community who need it. To this end, The Game Loft’s Belfast site will be providing lunches on a grab-and-go basis from 12-2pm 7 days a week beginning on Tuesday, March 17th to all school-aged youth regardless of Game Loft membership.
We will keep everyone posted on any updates as we get them. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding. Please call us at 338-6447 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Mean Social Isolation
For the past 22 years the Game Loft has emphasized “no physical contact.” Now we have new reasons to enforce that policy. The no physical contact rule has always been in place to make sure that all our kids are safe from roughhousing and unwanted affectionate contact. Now, we are keeping ourselves safe from Covid-19 by requiring appropriate social distancing. We all wish we could be open during this period but we are doing our best to keep you safe.Fortunately, you don’t have to cut off all Game Loft contact just because your games have been cancelled. Chris Donley has volunteered to be a contact to you during this period through Facebook. He will have the question of the day as well as chat about games or other areas of interest to you. You are important to us and we want to stay in touch, without touching of course.If self-isolation during this time gets to be too difficult reach out to us through Facebook. We are always there for you.
‘Reach Out to ME: I’ll Be There’ Postcard Project’
The Game Loft continues our work to create meaningful community connections for local youth and reduce the impact of social isolation during this time of necessary social distancing with ‘Reach Out to ME: I’ll be there’, an innovative postcard exchange initiative!
Here is something you can do during this unprecedented period of isolation. 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. We are hoping to send out 200 postcards a day to kids in the local area who are housebound and nervous about the changes in their lives due to the school closings. Make the messages light or funny. Riddles or jokes would be appreciated. We are asking for postcards rather than letters so that parents can pre-screen all content. Please do not use your full name or address on the postcard. Drop the postcards off at the Game Loft 78A Main Street in Belfast. We will re-address the cards and make sure that they get to kids who need a smile. If you have blank postcards of any type we will be glad to have them. Donations can be dropped off at the Game Loft.
For more information about this program please call Patricia Estabrook at 207-322-3229 (cell phone). To learn more about the Game Loft and regular programming visit www.thegameloft.org.