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


Women who inspire us: Sarah Nardone

Sarah Nardone (Attended Stoneham Club beginning at age 8 in 1982) Tell us a little bit about yourself: I couldn’t wait to sign up to join in all of the fun that my older brother & other older neighborhood kids had been…

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Local teen launches The Give Warmth Project at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Article below originally appeared in the North Reading Transcript and can be found online by clicking here. By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — A school project with the goal of teaching students how they can make a difference in resolving a…

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Women who inspire us: Christine Jermyn

Maiden Name: Lombardo (Attended Stoneham Club 1981-1992) Tell us a little about yourself: Born and raised in Stoneham, currently still living in the house I grew up in. Married to my Husband Jon for 13 years with 2 girls. Sevannah who is…

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