Love to Run? Want to help organize one?

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena is incredibly lucky to have so many “Friends” in the community that spearhead special fundraising events that bring much needed financial support to sustain the Club and our 320 Members.  There is a group of passionate runners who would like to form a committee for an early fall run to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. For those who have ever participated in a 5K, half or full marathon, you can appreciate all the planning and volunteer support needed! If you are interested in lending your time and talents to our River Run Half-Marathon & 5K, please fill out the form below and we’ll connect you to the Friends of the BGCM Run Committee.

If you have another event that you would like to put on to benefit the BGCM, let us know — we love the support we receive for this incredibly important program for the kids in our community!

Rotary’s One Stop Holiday Shop a Huge Success!

Drum roll… $1,505.00 was raised at the recent One Stop Holiday Shop hosted by the Massena Rotary to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Massena. Thank you to every one for helping to make it happen!

And, mark your calendar for December 3 for the 2016 event!

Here, Massena Rotarian Darcy Sharpe (r) presents a check with the proceeds of the event to Boys & Girls Club of Massena Director Deb Donatto.

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Today, more than any other, is a great opportunity to make a donation from the heart to help others. It can be monetary but certainly doesn’t have to be! Spending time helping others is also incredibly rewarding for you and for those you help.

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena invites you to find a local charity to support. If the Boys & Girls Club of Massena is your choice, you can click on the Donate Now button to make an online donation of any dollar amount.

You can also offer your time and talents as a Volunteer in any capacity that you are able.

Or, if you can’t buy something you need locally and need to order online, please opt to order through Amazon Smile and they will make a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. (Just click on the link below or at right.)

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Hey, Kids … Join the Club!

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena is now accepting members for the 2015-16 school year! We are expecting an even greater year with Club now held four days a week, starting on September 21st: Mondays & Tuesdays, we’re using the facilities at Jefferson School and Wednesdays & Thursdays, we’ll meet at Madison.
And, Club membership has also been expanded this year to include ALL 3rd through 6th grade students, from any school in and around Massena. Kids will enjoy great activities, cool learning projects, help with homework, fun crafts, rec time and more!
Membership forms will be sent home with students the first week of school; or, you can visit our Membership page or call Director Donatto at (315) 250-7806 to get registered.

Trivia Night Success!

Wow, what fun everyone had at the 2nd Annual Trivia Game Night to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena! Trivia Master Mike Viskovich challenged the 16 teams of four to pull answers out of their collective memories on a range of topics on Saturday, November 7th at the Elks Lodge on Bowers Street, Massena. [Click for more.]

First Place Honors Awarded to Team Ferocious Fliers of NNCS.

First Place Honors Awarded to Team Ferocious Fliers of NNCS.

Now Recruiting Volunteers!

Would you consider donating a few hours a week (or month) to help make a difference in the lives of kids in our community?

Volunteers are needed for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena to work with elementary school students in grades 3-6 at our Club locations: Monday & Tuesday at Jefferson, and Wednesday & Thursday at Madison Elementary School. The Club operates from 3 to 6 PM when school is in session. You can volunteer for as many days a week or month your schedule allows — all we ask is that you commit to being there for the full three hours on the day or days you work.

The more volunteers we have, the more kids we can serve.  As a volunteer, you would join our paid professional staff members in being there to help these amazing kids.

Learn more on our Volunteer page and get started helping those who need us most TODAY!

For Gifts That Keep Giving

For that impossible-to-buy-for relative, keep the Boys & Girls Club of Massena in mind during the gift-giving season!

To make your tax-deductible gift in the name of someone you love, you can either click on the Donate Now button at right (remember to tell us about your honoree in the Message field), learn more about the “Our Kids, Our Community” Campaign to establish the Boys & Girls Club of Massena or print out our Pledge Form.

Please shop locally; but, if you need to order online, please do your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile — Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Boys & Girls Club Of Massena. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-0995828 and support us every time you shop.

Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of our community’s kids!

Alcoa Foundation Awards Grant to BGCM!

Today brought more incredible news for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena: Alcoa Foundation has awarded an $85,000 grant to launch a pilot program to assist youth in the community prior to the Club moving into its new home on Bayley Street in Massena.

The Alcoa Foundation funds will allow the Club to offer three national Boys & Girls Club programs to approximately 100 Massena-area youth during the 2014-2015 school year at a temporary location while fundraising efforts continue and the permanent Club site is renovated. The initial programs will focus on academic intervention and leadership development. [Click here to read the announcement.]

Assemblywoman Russell Shares BIG News

The establishment of a Boys and Girls Club in Massena took a huge step forward Friday with an announcement from NYS Assemblywoman Addie Jenne Russell that she has submitted a request for $250,000 through the Community Capital Assistance Program on behalf of the Club.

You read that right… $250,000.

Check out the details: PressRelease_RussellJuly2014R

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Pictured at the future home of the Club on Bayley Road for the July 18th press conference are (l to r) Tricia Wilson, 1st Vice President; Tim Lashomb (2nd Vice President); Gabe Hinkley, Program Committee Chair; Assemblywoman Russell; Tim Currier, President; Loren Nowak, Finance Committee Chair; Betty Wolfe, Director; Anne-Marie Lucid, Director; Richard Cook, Director; Rhonda Rodriguez, Secretary; and, Carina Cook — future Club kid!