That night everything changed.  My dad was given custody.  We moved states and my dad brought us to this Boys & Girls Club.  I hated it...I was in shock, I went from a dope house surrounded by druggies to a Club where every-one kept telling me they cared. But I thought nobody cared. I thought I was better off dead...Then they slowly started winning me over. ...So while many people think of the programs and the buildings when they donate, I want you to donate because of the people.  I want you to donate so that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield will continue never to quit on the Ashleys, the Jacobs, the Nathans, and the Lilys.

- Ashley, member

I never saw empathy from strangers until I came to the Clubs.  When my mom worked late, they let us stay later.  When I was sad, they asked what was wrong.  I went from a place where I didn’t want to hug anyone to a place where these strangers told me they cared.

- Amaia, member


Autism, Awesome!

Autism, Awesome! By Erin Alarcon When the Boys and Girls Club first invited me to write something for Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, I was thrilled.  I didn’t have to think twice before saying yes.  Since then, however, I have stopped…

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Trachtenberg Family donates $65,000+ to Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield. Marc Trachtenberg joins Board of Directors.

The gift will provide immediate relief to families negatively impacted by the COVID-19 and allow the Clubs to make much needed capital improvements. Stoneham/Wakefield – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield has recently received a $53,000.00 gift from…

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Tara Shea Named Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield Bestows 2021 Honor to Stoneham Teen Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield is excited to announce Tara Shea has been named Youth of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year. The…

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