“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 info@BGCMassena.org or call Director Debra Donatto at 315-250-7806.

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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.


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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.

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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!


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Club Kids Are Our Kids. All Of Our Kids.

It’s not just my kids, your kids, or “those” kids that reap the rewards of the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. The Club provides a positive place and programs for all of the kids in our community.

It’s about having a place to go after school for help with homework, meeting up with friends who may go to a different school, learning how to give back through service to others. It’s reading and recreation. Computers and music. Activities that stretch imaginations and build skills in science, technology, engineering & math. It’s learning, it’s fun, it’s healthy and it’s safe.

A successful, local businessman has turned down the chance to support the Club with the belief that it only benefits “those kids” and “those kids” already receive support.

As our Club President & Village Mayor Tim Currier recently shared:

“The club meets the demands of kids in all socio-economic levels, as children from every income level, every neighborhood and every ethnicity are welcome and do participate in the program.

“It is absolutely true, though, one of the great advantages of the BGC, and a primary reason communities that have clubs tend to see better results across the board is because it helps to lift those living in poverty up and into the middle class or beyond, giving them a chance at breaking the circle and becoming very productive members of our society.”

Join us in helping all of the kids in our community. Make a donation or volunteer your time, today. All of our kids thank you!

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Get a Reusable Shopping Bag & Support the Club!

During the month of August 2016, each reusable “Good Karma” shopping bag that was purchased at Massena’s Hannaford store (6300 State Highway 37) generated a $1 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. Thanks to Hannaford and all the shoppers who bought a bag for giving back to the community in this special way!

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Congrats Jr. Olympics Participants!

13958117_1869517966604596_5599608483954049024_oCongratulations to all of the North Country kids who participated in the Club’s 2016 Junior Olympics Track & Field Events on Saturday, August 13, at the Massena High School track.

Featured events included: 100 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 1 x 100 Meter Relay & 3000 Meter Distance Run, Long Jump, Javelin Throw, Discus Throw, Backward Crab Walk and Thread the Needle.


Make sure your kids don’t miss any of the fun happening at the Boys & Girls Club of Massena! Please contact Director Debra Donatto with any questions you have and to let her know that you want to be a part of the Club by sending her an email at director@bgcmassena.org or calling her at 250-7806.

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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 a 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!

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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.)

Giving Tuesday

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