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


Stoneham Ford & the Melkonian family Donate $10,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs, Sponsors End of Summer Carnival

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is honored to be the recipient of a $10,000.00 gift from Stoneham Ford & the Melkonian family, who also generously sponsored an end of summer carnival for Stoneham summer camp children.  John…

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield announce promotions!

New Wakefield Teen Center Director announced, current Club Director promoted. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield have announced that Joey D’Alessandro, current Wakefield Club Director, is being promoted to Director of Operations. Evan Reppert has been promoted from…

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‘Truly A Life Saver’: Boater Thankful After Lake Quannapowitt Rescue

By Dakota Antelman of the Wakefield Patch as originally seen here: https://patch.com/massachusetts/wakefield/truly-life-saver-boater-thankful-after-lake-quannapowitt-rescue WAKEFIELD, MA — A well-timed helping hand from a Wakefield Community Boating staff member was “truly a life saver” for a boater whose canoe capsized on Lake Quannapowitt in…

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