In-Kind Donations

At this time, the New England Center and Home for Veterans is only accepting in-kind gifts of new clothing, toiletries, and new household goods due to space constraints. Shortages in supply will be addressed on an as-needed basis. Questions regarding in-kind gifts can be directed to .

The NECHV caters to both male and female Veterans. For all men’s items, we are in a greater need of larger sizes like XL-4XL.


All items donated must be new and unused. 


– Sweatshirts

– Sweatpants

– Underwear (male and female)

– Thermal undergarments

– Button-down shirts

– Warm long sleeve shirts

– Sneakers

– Boots

– Belts

 Home Goods: 

– Pillows *Urgent Need

– Pillow Cases *Urgent Need

– Towels *Urgent Need


– Tooth brush and full size toothpaste

– Hair Brush

– Full size soaps and shampoos

– Feminine care Items

– Razors and Shaving Kits

– Hand Sanitizer

Gift Cards:

– T-passes (Set amount as they are given out as needed)

– Food

– Grocery Store (Star Market, Roche Bros, Walmart, Shaw’s)

– Department Store (Target, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Homegoods)


– Hand Warmers

– Small First Aid Kits

– Surgical Mask

– Backpacks



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 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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