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
Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield Receives $225,000 Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund (EEOST) Award
Funding Will Address Key Covid-19-related Health and Safety Upgrades BOSTON (September 7, 2021) – The Baker-Polito Administration, along with the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) and its affiliate Children’s Investment Fund (CIF), recently announced $7.5 million in Early Education and Out of…Read More
Trachtenberg Family increases commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield, annual donation now over $125,000.00
The gift will provide a range of services to families in need including stabilization services and childcare to recently homeless families. It will also provide the Clubs with an upgraded computer system. To celebrate the gift, Marc Trachtenberg invited 20+ local…Read More
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield recently coordinated a series of legislative and community leadership visits as a part of the Boys & Girls Club of America’s annual advocacy event “Summer Jam.” The community outreach initiative highlighted club…Read More
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