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


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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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…

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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,…

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