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Wakeman Boys & Girls Club relies on the generosity of the community to support programs and services for more than 500 children each day. Click here to make a donation securely online or choose another method to support Wakeman from the options detailed below. On behalf of the 3,750 children and teens who rely on Wakeman programs each year, thank you for your generous support!
Other Ways to Give:
Give By Mail
Checks should be made payable to Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. Please note special purposes, if any, on the memo line. Mail your donation to:
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club
Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse
Attn: Development Office
2414 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Chairman's Circle

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club’s annual operating budget is $2.3 million.
Over 60%, $1.3 million, comes from individual contributions,
grants and special events that must be raised each year.
Chairman’s Circle Members are area leaders whose annual gifts of $2,500 or more have a direct impact on the quality of life of our members and their future success in our global society. Your investment today supports Club programs that address critical needs of young people in the communities we serve.
Our Promise to Chairman’s Circle Members
We will allocate your money wisely and efficiently to ensure the greatest impact on the lives of the young people we serve.

Please join us by committing an annual gift to Wakeman Boys & Girls Club's Chairman’s Circle!
Visionary                              Pacesetter                             Guardian                                       Mentor               
$25,000+                        $10,000-$24,999              $5,000-$9,999                        $2,500-$4,999
Benefits to Chairman’s Circle Members:
Name prominently displayed on a plaque in foyer of each Clubhouse
Semi-Annual Report detailing Chairman’s Circle impact
Invitation to Youth of Year awards presentation
Invitation to annual Chairman’s Circle reception

Please contact Executive Director, David Blagys (203-908-3378, with any questions or to discuss your Chairman’s Circle gift.
Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable contributions to Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. These matching gifts can double or sometimes even triple your donation to Wakeman! Contact your Human Resources Department for details; it is usually a very easy process with just one form to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Kait Tremaglio at 203-908-3381 or
Clothing Bins

Have some shoes and clothes your favorite Wakeman member has outgrown? Thanks to a partnership with locally owned Fairco Recycling, LLC you can now drop those items into recycling bins around Fairfield and surrounding towns! Your clothing and shoe donations will support Wakeman's scholarship fund for Club members. 

Did you know that 12 million tons of discarded clothing and fabrics are sent to U.S. landfills each year? So not only are you supporting Wakeman's scholarship fund, but you are also putting clothing back in the use cycle to help conserve precious natural resources, prevent greenhouse gas emissions, and save landfill space. 

Businesses that host a clothing bin are paid $100/month! If you are a local business owner interested in hosting a clothing bin, please contact Kait Tremaglio at or 203-908-3381 to learn more.

Drop your old clothes, shoes, sheets, and towels in the clothing bins located at our Southport and Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouses or at any of the bin locations
Donate a Truck or R/V

Did you know that you can donate a car, a truck, an RV......just about anything with a motor to Wakeman Boys & Girls Club?!
While your donation will not be used in programming in any way we have a partner that will handle all the necessary arrangements with you to come and pick up your donation within a couple days of you contacting them. They will then sell your item at auction and the proceeds are donated to Wakeman! A month or so later you will receive a letter from them alerting you to the amount that the item was sold for.....this would be your tax deduction. You can choose to direct your donation to a particular Clubhouse if you like or we will use it where it is most needed depending upon our other fundraising efforts.
If you have any questions about this terrific opportunity contact Kait Tremaglio in the Wakeman Development Office at 203-908-3381. You can also visit our partner website by clicking here or calling Donation Line, LLC - at 1-888-448-3345 to start the process. Just be sure to tell them that you want the donation to benefit Wakeman Memorial Association, Inc which is the legal name of our organization.
Thanks for your support of Wakeman Boys & Girls Club!
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