Director Donatto Went Over the Edge!

bb2d6ba6-a270-4e03-8554-004f6596c3ccYou read that right. The director of the Boys & Girls Club of Massena went “Over the Edge” for United Way of NNY on June 17th. She faced her fear of heights — repelling down a 154-foot building in Watertown — to help raise money for the United Way, a partner agency of the Boys & Girls Club of Massena.

2nd Annual STEM Science Fair 2017!

Drum roll, please…
The winners of the 2nd Annual STEM Science Fair, held on JUNE 6th:

3rd Place 5th grade – Cameron Krywanczyk  (Massena)
2nd Place 5th grade – Andrew Faveau   (Norwood/Norfolk)
1st Place 5th grade – Olivia Caldwell  (Massena)

3rd Place 4th grade – Owen Cyrus  (Massena)
2nd Place 3rd grade – Jacob Monroe  (Massena)
1st Place 4th grade – Madeline Hirschey  (St. Lawrence Central)

1st Place high school – Kaitlyn Montgomery  (St. Lawrence Central)

Congratulations to all the kids who participated, their supportive families, great teachers and our guest judges. We know how hard it was to choose from such great projects!


*This event is made possible through funding by the Alcoa Foundation.

EXTRAVAGANZA Featured 80+ Vendors, Entertainment & More!

Extravaganza Home & Garden Show

Wow! What a great day!On behalf of our EXTRAVAGANZA committee, we want to offer our deepest thanks to everyone who helped make the inaugural event so successful.

Saturday, May 6, was a day when thousands of amazing people came together to support the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. Vendors, partners, entertainers, advertisers, volunteers, and attendees shared their time and their treasure to help us open the doors to GREAT FUTURES.

We really can’t say thank you enough. 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 — already nearly 500 members strong!

We’ve started planning for next year and we so hope to see you again on the first Saturday in May!

In the meantime, mark your calendars to get a glimpse of our newly renovated Clubhouse, 30 Bayley Road, Massena on Saturday, June 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Thank you for your continued support!
Tim Lashomb & Anne-Marie Lucid, EXTRAVAGANZA Co-Chairs


Awesome Alcoans!

We are getting soooooo close to finishing the renovations at our Club on Bayley Road. And, we are absolutely tickled to have folks wanting to lend their time and talents to get us there. Thank you, so much, to the following Alcoa employees (and family members) who recently lent us a bunch of helping hands to tackle painting and preps:

Eowyn Hewey
Ned Meader Jr.
Tim Doud
Tracey Sheets
Chris and Pam Tulga
Doug and Luke von Borstel
Jim and Priscilla Jenne
Mitch, Olivia, Esther and Owen Nemier
Ronda and Michael McGraw
Kirk Sandvoss






“Ace” Deshaies Supports Boys & Girls Club with ticket purchase


Massena’s own Jim “Ace” Deshaies recently showed how easy it is to support the Boys & Girls Club of Massena by purchasing raffle tickets from club board member Tim Lashomb. The raffle tickets are just $5 each for a chance at cash prizes totaling $2,500. Others can join Jim in supporting the Club by purchasing raffle tickets today at Frenchie’s Chevrolet or from any Boys & Girls Club board member. For more information about the raffle and the Boys & Girls Club of Massena, please email or call Director Debra Donatto at 315-250-7806.

Keys for our Kids!

img_0669The Boys and Girls Club of Massena reached another milestone Tuesday afternoon.

With signs of construction taking place around them at the clubhouse at 30 Bayley Road, the former St. Joseph’s social hall, Boys and Girls club officials accepted the keys to the building after closing on its purchase.

Timmy J. Currier, president of the Boys and Girls Club of Massena Board of Directors, accepted the keys from the Rev. Mark Reilly, pastor for the Greater Massena Catholic Community, as a number of club members and officials looked on.

Read the article here.


Raffle Tix Make Great Gifts


Just in time for the holidays, raffle tickets are now available to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. At just $5, they make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts or that special addition to any gift.

Prizes to be awarded: $1000 First, $750 Second, $500 Third & $250 Fourth.

Frenchie Coupal sponsored the ticket printing, so all proceeds benefit the Club.

Get your tickets at Frenchies Chevrolet or from any Boys & Girls Club of Massena Board Member.

Here, Frenchie gets his tickets from Tim Lashomb, 2nd Vice President of the Boys & Girls Club of Massena.

Remember our Club Kids on #GivingTuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving.

#GivingTuesday is all about the power of caring and the generosity of people to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges.

Please remember local charities that need your support on #GivingTuesday — like the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. Funds received stay right here to pay the costs of providing services to our 300+ Club kids. And, meaningful donations don’t have to be monetary — your time and talents are welcome too!