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: 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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Give to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield and Receive Tax Benefits!

As a result of the recent federal economic stimulus legislation, you can give to our clubs and enjoy tax benefits. Several economic incentives have been provided by Congress to address the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including additional tax incentives…

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The Bill Chetwynd Memorial Gala (Virtual)

We know these holidays won’t be the same. So please, over the next week or so, sit back and enjoy our Bill Chetwynd Memorial Gala. A series of interviews, testimonials, and some fun. You’ll learn from staff about our past, how…

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