Nationwide, the Blue Door of the Boys & Girls Club represents the opportunities that all kids can realize when they open the doors to their local Club: Great Futures Start Here.
With our sincere appreciation to Warren LaValley, Store Manager of Triple A Building Center for donating all of the materials and Boys & Girls Club Board Member Tim Lashomb for his craftsmanship in putting it all together, our Blue Door also symbolizes the effort to open the doors of Massena’s Club.
Look for our Blue Door on display at special events and at businesses who have offered their support.
If you’d like to help open the doors by making a donation, volunteering your time or hosting a fundraising event, just let us know.
The response was outstanding and everyone had an absolutely great time at the Trivia Game Night to benefit the Boys & Girls Club on January 18th. In fact, we’ve heard from most of the participants that they want us to do it again… soon!
Thanks to the support of everyone who played, bought raffle tickets, made donations, purchased shirts & wristbands and showered our singing Board President with tips… you all helped us raise a bunch of money that will go toward opening our doors.
We will definitely do this again and we hope to see you there!
At 8:00 pm on January 11th, the Massena Arena will be the forum for a Massena Village Police Department vs. Massena Volunteer Fire Department hockey challenge that will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena.
Tickets are just $3.00 for adults, with children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are now available at the Police Department, at various local businesses and can be purchased at the event.
Don’t miss the action-packed fun with this great fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena!
Register your team now and get ready to get your game on for a night of friendly competition to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena.
Join Trivia Master Mike Viskovich on Saturday, January 18th, at 7 PM for a Trivia Game Night at the Elks Lodge on Bowers Street, Massena.
Teams are strongly encouraged to pre-register to ensure their spot in the competition … just click here for more info and to register.
Auctions featuring a selection of special gift baskets and 50:50 raffles will add to the fun and the fundraising, with all proceeds going toward the Capital Campaign to open the doors of the Boys & Girls Club of Massena in 2014. The Elks Lodge will provide pizza, wings & cheese platters and a full-service, cash bar will be available.
The Massena Rotary Club has rescheduled the “One Stop Shop” to benefit the Massena Boys and Girls Club this Sunday, 12/29. If you’re looking for a special gift for friends, family or yourself, shop at this gathering of popular local vendors.
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2013
Time: 11 am-4 pm
Location: Massena Elks Lodge, Bowers Street
There will be silent auctions, vendor raffles and a 50-50 raffle. Richard Tenace with Close-Up Magic will do professional shows throughout the day. Soup & sandwiches will be available for $5, provided by the Massena Elks Lodge.
Vendors include – The Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Akwesasne Puppy Style Dog Biscuits, Massena Chamber of Commerce, Thirty-One, Avon, Lia Sophia, DC Designs, Douglas Custom Creations, Bonnie the Knitter, Jewelynn, Miss D’s Alpacas and more.
For more information, contact Rotarian Darcy Sharpe 315-250-CHEF.
Hope to see your there!
This holiday season, consider a contribution to the Boys & Girls Club of Massena when you are looking for a gift for that impossible-to-buy-for relative or in place of Secret Santa gift exchanges at the office. Every dollar donated gets us closer to opening the Club’s doors in 2014 which will help thousands of community children in the years ahead.
Wow… our special thanks goes to the Massena Memorial Hospital Nursing Administration. They decided to forgo a present exchange this year and instead donate the money to the Boys & Girls Club of Massena — a $1000 contribution toward opening our Club in 2014. What an awesome thing to do!
Between the auction bids and cash donations, the Radiothon on November 21st proved, once again, the depth of the support the community has for opening a Club in Massena. The final tally is coming soon; but, initial results show we’ve taken a really big step toward opening our doors.
Check out the WWNY and FOX coverage.
The Massena community rallied around plans to open a Boys & Girls Club through a day-long radiothon Thursday.
The Bids for Kids radiothon and auction took place at the Massena Elks Lodge. Bids were placed on a variety of donated packages, including fishing charters, round trip air tickets from Massena to Boston and other items.
Efforts have been ongoing to bring a Boys & Girls Club to Massena for the last couple of years. Organizers say they plan to take over a building on Bayley Road where the club would be located.
“The idea is to have a safe, fun place to go for kids pretty much of any age, six on up, would be welcome to come to the club,” said Rhonda Rodriguez, a member of the board of directors.
Join us this Thursday, November 21st, for the “Bids for Kids” Radiothon and Auction, hosted by 1340 WMSA radio. Club volunteers and advocates for opening the Club will join Sanford T. Cook from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the Massena Elks Lodge, Bowers Street. We’re raising awareness and funds so tune in and make a donation on some great auction items!
Click here to read the article. And, visit our Auction page to get a complete list of items available.
Just a reminder that the regular monthly meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Massena’s Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, November 7th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Since our Club home on Bayley Road is being used for Thanksgiving basket prep, we will instead meet in the upstairs conference room of the Town Hall. (The Town Hall will be closed at that time, so please use the rear entrance.)
Board members and anyone with an interest in helping the Club are encouraged to attend!
The weekend of October 25 & 26 was amazing for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. On Friday night, more than 200 people came out for a fantastic Community Concert featuring James Phillips, Kathleen Baker and Bill “Tracer” Tracy.
And, the next morning, more than 50 runners, zombies and a whole bunch of great volunteers came out for the inaugural Zombie Run at the John Story Trail. Everyone had such a great time that we are already making plans for 2014! .
Click Here to see some pics from the Community Concert; and, Click Here for pics from the Zombie run.