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WATCH: How old-school letter writing brings diverse demographics together

Aug 28, 2017

From the outside they may look like an unlikely pair. One is an 11-year-old with a passion for handball, skiing and accelerated math. The other is a resident at a senior living center with a love of music - she sings in two choruses and plays in a band. They first met through a letter. That’s right a letter they each received in the mail from the other as part of a pen pal project launched by the Hillside Family of Agencies. As we learn in this Need to Know segment, what started in the form of letter-writing has now developed into something much more.