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COVID-19 Is No Game — but Your Donated Games Will Help MHA Residents

SPRINGFIELD — Folks with a wide range of needs call their MHA group residence home. But the COVID-19 crisis has MHA residents unable to leave their homes each day for the jobs, day programs, volunteer activities, and community visits they’re accustomed to. As a result, MHA is working to find activities to keep residents and other program participants interested, stimulated, and entertained.

“As the COVID-19 crisis continues, residents of MHA group homes find themselves in the same situation many others face in the community: they need to find ways to pass the time at home,” said Kimberley Lee, vice president of Resource Development and Branding for MHA. “But there is one thing many of our residents really enjoy: board games. MHA is asking for donations of board games, or funding to allow us to purchase them online, to help make these difficult days more fun. New games are great, but used games, if they include all the pieces, are also fine. We’ll see that they’re properly sanitized before play begins.”

In keeping with current CDC recommendations to limit personal contact, game donations should be delivered to MHA’s main office at 995 Worthington St., Springfield. Leave donations by the employee entrance on the side of the building, then contact Lee at (413) 233-5343 or to let her know. For those donating online, visit Those donations will be used to make purchases online.