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 Announces its 2021 Dodging for Dollars Fundraiser and Holiday Festival of Trees Event

STONEHAM – WAKEFIELD, MA- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield’s 5th annual Dodging for Dollars fundraiser kicks off tomorrow on Tuesday, October 26th and will run through mid-November. Dodging for Dollars is an annual fundraising event where community…

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield Recognized for Finding a Silver Lining During the Pandemic

Representatives from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield attended NEEBC’s Silver Linings Awards Conference to celebrate being named a Silver Lining Awardee. The celebration, which took place on Thursday, September 23rd at Bentley University, brought together a wide…

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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…

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