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
With accommodations for COVID-19, Wakefield Santa Sleigh Rides Again
Not even COVID-19 and frigid temperatures could prevent the Wakefield Santa Sleigh from making its annual pre-Christmas journey through town and delivering gifts Friday night. This year’s distribution of toys, clothes and gift cards brightened the holidays for more than 50…Read More
Bill Chetwynd Memorial Gala & Auction goes virtual!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield will host their 5th Annual Gala virtually with the help of Wakefield Community Access Television, Wakefield’s highly regarded and award winning local public access channel. The holiday-themed evening with friends, inspiring testimonials,…Read More
Thanksgiving Tradition Continues at Boys & Girls Clubs Despite Pandemic
This Thanksgiving the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield are thankful for local partners the Foundation Trust, Restoration Road, and Early Harvest for sponsoring a full Thanksgiving dinner for members of the clubs this year. Thanks to their generosity,…Read More
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