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


Free Boating for Youth Participating in Summer Reading

This summer, Wakefield Community Boating is bringing back free kayaking for any student who participates in summer reading. In partnership with the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library and the National Grid Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield will…

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Kraft Family, Patriots Foundation, AND Gillette Donate $275,000.00 in the Names of the 2022 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award Winners

Twenty-six volunteers were recognized during an awards luncheon at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, June 8 including Jimmy Giddings of Melrose, Mass. presented with $10,000 donation for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the past…

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield awarded $250,000.00 Cummings Grant

STONEHAM | WAKEFIELD, MA, May, 23, 2022- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Stoneham and Wakefield…

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