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Gift-a-Vet

About Gift-a-Vet

Gift-a-Vet is the holiday gift giving program for Veterans being served by New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) in Boston. NECHV serves over 1,000 Veterans annually, with needs that extend beyond the holiday season. Your direct donation to the Gift-a-Vet fund will ensure that Veterans are provided for throughout the year with all their essential needs.

Gift-a-Vet coordinates holiday gifts for transitional residents and their children, as well as Veterans in the permanent on-site living spaces (SROs), and Veteran families served by the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

For more information on the Gift-a-Vet program, please visit our FAQ’s page.

Gift Card Program

Gift cards are a wonderful and simple way to remember our Veterans during the holidays. By providing direct support through generous contributions of gift cards, your support provides Veterans with much-needed provisions beyond the holiday season and throughout the year.

To donate gift cards, please email Adrienne Kaplowitz, Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement. Please be sure to tell us your full name, email, organization, and mailing address. Please also let us know the number of gift cards you would like to donate, and the types of cards you are interested in donating (major pharmacies, supermarkets, major retailers, or T-passes).

The following retailers are recommended:

  • Major Pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, etc.)
  • Supermarkets (Stop and Shop, Roche Brothers, Star Market, etc.)
  • Major Clothing Retailers (TJ Maxx/Marshalls, Target, Macy’s, etc.)
  • T-Passes (set value amount; no weekly/monthly/yearly passes)

Gift-a-Vet Fund

Many people, in lieu of purchasing a gift, make a contribution to the Gift-a-Vet fund. This fund also makes a wonderful holiday tribute and/or memorial gift for loved ones and friends.

NECHV serves over 1,000 Veterans annually, with needs that extend beyond the holiday season. Your direct donation to the Gift-a-Vet fund will ensure that Veterans are provided for throughout the year with all their essential needs.

Thank you for your support!

Advancement Team

CONTACT ADVANCEMENT TEAM

New England Center and Home for Veterans

Advancement Department

17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

T 617-371-1777  F 617-371-1840

Charlene F. Pontbriand

Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough

Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand

Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz

Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko

Communications Associate

Duyen Hua

Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton

Development Associate

Lindsay Davis-Braun

Development Systems Manager

Annual Greater Boston Stand Down

The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza.

This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact standdown@nechv.org. Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:

Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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