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
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield’s fourth annual Dodging for Dollars event exceeded its original fundraising goal of $50,000, raising a grand total of $65,000 to support local youth. The record-breaking continued as the event involved a cumulative…Read More
Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield announce Bill Chetwynd Memorial Gala, will honor the Houghton Family, McGrail Family, & C-4 Analytics
On November 8th, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield will host their 4th Annual Gala at the Danversport Yacht Club. They will rechristen the event the Bill Chetwynd Memorial Gala after Board Member & Wakefield Club Founder William…Read More
Wakefield Community Boating kicked off a summer of fun with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday morning.
The event marks the beginning of a summer focused on community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield collaborated with the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, Quannapowitt Yacht Club, Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association, and Wakefield Main Streets among many other…Read More
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