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


Boys & Girls Clubs Announce 2022 Festival of Trees Holiday Event

STONEHAM | WAKEFIELD: The Boys & Girls Clubs are excited to announce the 2022 Festival of Trees holiday event on Sunday, November 20th, 2022 at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The event will run from 2pm to 6pm with plans to include nearly 100…

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield Merges with M.E.L.D

Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield has merged with M.E.L.D (Multi-Service Educational Learning and Development Center) to continue to fund music and arts programs in the local community.  The Multi-Service Educational Learning and Development Center, M.E.L.D, has provided impactful…

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Stoneham Ford & the Melkonian family Donate $10,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs, Sponsors End of Summer Carnival

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is honored to be the recipient of a $10,000.00 gift from Stoneham Ford & the Melkonian family, who also generously sponsored an end of summer carnival for Stoneham summer camp children.  John…

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