Great Futures Start Here at the Boys & Girls Club!

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena provides a safe, affordable place with caring adults and enriching programs for kids to go when they are not in school.

We believe that ALL of our Members have the potential to BE GREAT and we’re here to help make that possible each and every day.  We want all of our Members to be prepared to make an impact in the world when they grow up and leave home.

We provide a safe place that our members can call their own, caring youth professionals to guide them, and thoughtfully designed activities to help them reach their full potential.

Be a part of the Boys & Girls Club in 2018! Click here to visit our membership page and join us when school starts this fall!

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Extravaganza May 5th

Here’s a glimpse at some of the awesome vendors who are joining us at the Extravaganza! on Saturday, May 5, 10 AM to 5 PM at Massena High School. Come with your family or a group of friends to do some shopping – support the BGCM and these great businesses!

Fourth Coast Jeeps
Timmy Crack Corn
GelMoment
Kim’s Cheesecake on a Stick
Curran Renewable Energy LLC
Phil and Jackie’s
YAP
Town & Country Vet Clinic
Rapidz Restaurant
An Italian Affair
Natural Nook
Horizons
Seaway Valley Prevention Council
Three Rivers Sugar Bush
Richard’s VT Made Sauces
Massena Elks Lodge
Assemblywoman Addie Jenne
Nicandri Nature Center
Lowe’s of Potsdam
31 Gifts
EM Bears
Leggings N Leather
Lemongrass Spa
North Country Savings Bank
Wrapped Rings and Things
Bags by Designs
Deebeads
Farmers Insurance
Fine-N-Dandy
Hardy’s Log Cabin Farm
Nut International & Gift Baskets
Pampered Chef
Purses & Key Chains
Seaway Parkinson’s Coalition
Walgreens
GardenShare
Yelle Realty
Charlie’s Color Street Sparklies
Steve C Cobb, Quiet Racquette Studio Art
St. Lawrence County Chamber
BGC of Massena
Massena Police Dept.
Story Time at the Pond
Spare Time Creations
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
Home Depot

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1,270+ calzones!

We knew how much everyone missed them but the outpouring of support was just amazing.

It’s hard to put into words just how deeply grateful we are. For certain, let’s start with Tim “TP” Prescott and Maria Taliano. Wow. They were so incredibly generous in offering their time and talents to bring back this family recipe to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. They and their crew worked non-stop for 12 hours — carefully handcrafting each of those 1,270 calzones.

They didn’t stop when we needed more ham. They had us buy more. They didn’t want to quit when we ran out of dough. They made another batch. When we ran out of cheese and dough again, another great Massena business — Italian Affair — delivered what we needed. And, Maria, TP and their kitchen crew kept crafting those amazing calzones.

We so wish we could have filled every order – though, we realize that probably would have taken us until July. But, there is a pretty good chance you’ll get another opportunity. Keep your fingers crossed and your taste buds prepped for an encore … maybe this summer. We did learn a lot during this first time and will do even better next time.

Before we start our thank yous to all the wonderful volunteers, we first want to thank everyone who bought calzones… or made donations when they couldn’t. Your support directly benefits the kids of our community — we thank you on their behalf. (Club kids decorated the take-out bags as a token of their appreciation.)

Thank you, so much, to all the amazing people who were such a HUGE help yesterday, including: Maria Taliano, Tim Prescott, Jimmy Laba, Darlene Durant, Kari Bonaparte, Nicole Bonaparte, Nicole Terminelli, Michael Terminelli, and anyone else who made that kitchen the greatest place in the world on a very special Sunday in April.

Also, to the amazing volunteer Board Members who are always ready to offer their time and talents, and the family members they brought with them, including: Tim Currier & Emily; Tim Lashomb; Tricia Wilson, Les & Christie; Virginia Mossow; Sherry Thompson & Gary; Shannon Boyce; Anne-Marie Lucid & Colin.

Special thanks to the Massena Elks Lodge for hosting, in particular, the cleanup / kitchen help from Chris Hooper; Roxanne Roberts for handling hundreds of phone calls and serving hot coffee to our waiting buyers; and, Joe Brown for being so gracious about making sure we had whatever we needed.

And, definitely a benefit of being in a small town, we can’t thank Aaron Jolly at Italian Affair enough for sending what we needed to finish our orders.

Thank you, Massena. We look forward to the next time!

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Thank you, Ken.

How can we begin to tell someone how deeply we appreciate all that they have done for the kids of this community? To adequately convey how grateful we are for the hours, days, weeks, and years of effort to launch the Club and build our Clubhouse? The expertise you brought in helping us charter our organization and serving as our chief financial officer?

Thank you, Ken MacDonnell, from your fellow board members and on behalf of the thousands of kids whose lives you have impacted.

Enjoy your next chapter.

Ken Retirement 032718

 

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It’s Time for Trivia!

Join Trivia Master Mike Viskovich for an evening of fun and fundraising on Saturday, April 28th, at the Massena Elks Lodge. Get your team of four friends, family or coworkers together and put to good use that useless knowledge filling your brain.

You’ll laugh. You’ll learn. You’ll have a fantastic time at the 4th Annual Trivia Game Night to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Massena.

Teams of four are invited to compete for a fee of $80 per team ($100 if you register the night of the event). Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams. In addition to Trivia, a 50/50 drawing will be held, snacks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

To ensure your space at this popular annual event, visit our Trivia Game Night page to preregister. Any remaining spaces can be registered for starting at 6 PM the night of the event, with game time starting at 7 PM on Saturday, April 21st at the Elks Lodge, Bowers Street, Massena.

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You Are Going To LOVE This!

We just can’t keep this a secret anymore! We are sooooooo excited and so are all the folks who have figured out the special event we have planned for April 15th.

It’s Tony Taliano’s Original Calzones! 😍😍😍😍😍

 

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Photo Credit: Andy Lapoint

Made fresh by the family that made them a Massena tradition. Maria Taliano and Tim (TP) Prescott are teaming up to bring back this famous Massena staple for one special day to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena.

Sunday, April 15th, at Massena Elks Lodge, from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM, while supplies last.

Eat in (served with salad & dessert) or take out available.

See you there!

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EXTRAVAGANZA! is Even Bigger for 2018

Home, Garden, Rec & So Much More to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena!

Extravaganza Home & Garden Show

Last year’s inaugural event brought thousands of amazing people together to help us open the doors to GREAT FUTURES for the kids of our community.

It’s going to be even bigger and better this year! We are still holding it the first Saturday of May (May 5, 2018). But this year we are offering more space for vendors to participate with a move to the Massena High School campus, with businesses from across the region filling the gym, cafeteria, lobbies, halls and front courtyard to delight attendees with product demonstrations and deals on products and services.

Opportunities also exist to support the Club by placing an ad in the EXTRAVAGANZA Commemorative Program.

Learn more on our EXTRAVAGANZA! page.

We want to thank everyone for their support of last year’s event and look forward to having you join us for the EXTRAVAGANZA! this year on May 5th. Every dollar made at the EXTRAVAGANZA stays right here, to provide the programs and place that is making a difference in the lives of our kids — more than 500 members strong!

 

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Weather-related closings

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our Club kids.

When the weather is bad enough to close school, the BGCM Clubhouse will also be closed.

If inclement weather causes school to be cancelled, dismissed early or after school activities cancelled, the BGCM Clubhouse will be CLOSED.

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Make Your Tax-Deductible Donation

Help open doors for the kids of our community. Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Massena because every kid deserves a Great Future.

Please Donate Now.

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We did it!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017.

What a great day. The sun was shining, the temperatures were more summer-like than fall and we swung the doors open to our 30 Bayley Road Clubhouse to kids ages 5 to 18 for the very first time.

Thanks to our steering committee members who got things rolling. Thanks to the charter board members who worked tirelessly and wore so many hats — from events, to publicity, to governance, to finance, to staffing and beyond. Thanks to the volunteers who helped us clean, paint and prep our new Club.

Thanks to so many, for giving so much, to support this incredibly important effort. Together, we made the Boys & Girls Club of Massena a reality. Together, we have made it possible for thousands of kids for decades to come to achieve GREAT FUTURES.

Here, BGCM Board Members, staff, volunteers and community supporters gather for the official ribbon cutting to mark this tremendous achievement for the kids of the community.

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