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November 30, 2021

BOSTON, MA — BGCD would like to thank Steel & Rye in Milton who prepared 100 Thanksgiving dinners for our families. Owner, Dan Kerrigan and his entire team spent days preparing the dinners. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped distribute meals on Thanksgiving morning.

This is the second year that Dan and his staff and volunteers at Steel & Rye have stepped up for our families at Thanksgiving and we could not be more grateful. It is because friends and partners like those at Steel & Rye who play a major role in what we do to help our children and families!

Photography by John Gillooly. Thank you for photographing this major undertaking!


November 17, 2021

BOSTON, MA — Teen members of the Keystone Club at BGCD participated in the Create the Change Week with our friends at Project Giving Kids to create Jared Boxes for children entering long-term Pediatric Care. Jared Boxes are plastic shoe-sized storage boxes filled with small gifts, toys, games, and other fun activities to provide a fun diversion for children.

Upcoming for Keystone Club: Members are planning a clothing drive to aid the homeless from November 29 – December 22. New hats, gloves, socks and scarves can be donated and dropped off at our Marr (35 Deer St.) or Denney Center (270 Mt. Vernon St.) Locations from 12 – 6pm Monday through Friday,

For more information on the Keystone Club, please contact Teen Director Evelyn Nunez at

November 3, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On Friday, October 29th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester hosted our Annual Grand Drawing Gala at Granite Links Golf Club Pavilion Tent in Quincy, MA.

The event included a silent auction, live auction, delicious food stations and dancing to the amazing  “East Coast Soul ” band. We had three lucky winners go home with our Grand Prizes each valued at over $5000!  Guests were treated to a very special keynote address by Club member Noa who then gave a spectacular singing performance of the song Halo. It was a great night for all who attended and helped to raise critical funds supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor: Lee Kennedy Companies; Silver Sponsors: DiNicola Law Group, LLC and S&F Concrete; and Bronze Sponsors: Corcoran Jennison Companies, Fenney Brothers Utility Services, Deirdre Karle, The McIntosh Foundation, Jane & Paul Panariello, The Marr Companies, and Joe & Gayle Corcoran.

We are so grateful for the amazing outpouring of support and look forward to next year’s event!


October 19, 2021

BOSTON, MA — Team BGCD had fourteen runners who took on the challenge of running 26.2 miles at the Boston Marathon. Each team member had their own personal goal and successfully crossed the finish.

It was a beautiful Fall day as Club staff, family members and spectators cheered all the way from Hopkinton to Copley Square. Our runners have spent months training for the Marathon and helping to fundraise on behalf of the Club. So far, they have raised over $127,000 in support of our Clubs and we are so grateful for all of their efforts.

Congratulations to all runners for achieving such an amazing accomplishment and for being champions to all of us at BGCD!

Check out more Marathon photos here!


October 4, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On September 25, BGCD participated in the 31st annual Rodman Ride for Kids!

Rodman Ride for Kids is the #1 athletic event in the country that helps support at risk youth. It’s not too late to support Team BGCD in this year’s Rodman Ride. This year we had 26 in-person Riders who did the 25 or 50 mile route as well as 25 others who participated in the “Choose Your Own Adventure” virtual Ride. Our team was made up of staff, board members, alumni and friends, all of whom showed up to help support programming at BGCD.

A special thank you to Boston Credit Union for sponsoring our Team, and thanks to all of our riders who worked hard to fundraise for our Clubs!


September 21, 2021

BOSTON, MA — As a participant in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Arts Contests, BGCD submitted member artwork and photos in two contest areas: National Fine Arts and ImageMakers Photography. BGCA received almost 2,500 entries from Clubs and Youth Centers.

Selected artwork is screened at the regional level, and a limited number is sent to BGCA’s Atlanta headquarters for judging at the national level. Their decisions were difficult and resulted in 33 National Fine Arts and 20 ImageMakers Photography winners.

Naraya was named a National Winner in the Mixed Media Category for the 10-12 age group. Naraya’s artwork will be displayed at special events throughout the year and featured in BGCA’s online gallery.

September 7, 2021

DORCHESTER, MA — Last week, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester partnered with Rodman for Kids to take 50 members on a magical trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World. Since 1992 (with the exception of 2020), Disney for Kids has sent thousands of Dorchester-area kids on an all expenses paid trip to the Orlando theme parks.

Each year, the Club and Rodman for Kids provide a chaperoned trip allowing members to broaden their horizons and have a fun and memorable experience. Members who are chosen to participate have proven themselves to be leaders at the Club and in the Community through their excellent school attendance, personal efforts as well as their extracurricular activities.

Thank you to Rodman for Kids for their partnership, and for providing this amazing, once in a lifetime trip for our members.


August 23, 2021

BOSTON, MA — Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester partnered with our friends at Elevate Youth and Paddle Boston for a couple of fun kayaking field trips for our members. The kids were able to enjoy the beautiful summer weather out on the water learning to kayak.

Elevate Youth provides outdoor opportunities to empower youth from underserved neighborhoods with support of positive adult role models, and has partnered with Paddle Boston to offer fun activities such as paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking in the Boston area.

BGCD and Elevate Youth have been partnering together for year-round Outdoor Recreation & Education activities for the past 4 years. We are so thankful to Elevate Youth for continuing to provide these fun opportunities to our members.


August 9, 2021

DORCHESTER, MA — BGCD’s Early Education & Care program was excited to host their very own 2021 Summer Olympic Games at BGCD. Our amazing Early Ed athletes took part in a series of sporting events, games and activities.

Our teams of athletes not only had the opportunity to compete with each other, but were also encouraged to cheer on their friends as well. BGCD Olympics included some challenging sporting events, but our athletes rose to the occasion showing great strength, agility, speed and athleticism. At the end of the day, all of our athletes were awarded gold medals for their efforts and achievements.

Check out their Olympics video here!


July 26, 2021
DORCHESTER, MA — In honor of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, BGCD hosted an Olympic Day event where our members participated in a series of minute-to-win-it type games. By wearing red, white, and blue and creating signs, BGCD members showed their encouragement and support for the USA Women’s Soccer Team and Olympic athlete & BGCD volunteer Sam Mewis. Sam is a devoted supporter of BGCD, hosting multiple soccer clinics for members, partnering with sponsors to provide donations to the Club, and most recently being named a 2021 New England Women’s Leadership Award honoree. Check out BGCD featured on WCVB Channel 5 here!