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: Christine Murphy

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am married with two children (boys), we have three dogs (Lab, German Shepard, and Yorkie), we own a home in Woburn (right over the Stoneham line). I spent 15 years in the Banking…

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Women who inspire us: Karyn Hickey

Tell us a little about yourself: I currently am a Physical Education teacher in Hamburg Germany, I have a bachelor from Salem State University in sport and movement science and Masters Degree in education from Plymouth State University  with concentration in…

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Women who inspire us: Kafi N. Sanders

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I still have family in Stoneham and in MA though I now live in New York. I went to school in the Stoneham public school system through middle school. After that I graduated from…

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