Other Ways to Give

Shopping for NECHV

Make a difference every time you shop online!

You shop, you save, and earn donations that the company automatically donates to NECHV for you! It’s easy to support NECHV automatically by shopping online when you use any of the following simple options on your phone, desktop, or iPad.

Amazon Smile

This is a simple and automatic way to support NECHV. By shopping at, you get the exact same experience as you would, with the bonus of knowing that Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to support NECHV.


By clicking through Ziggedy, you earn donations for NECHV from your purchase. Ziggedy allows you to shop on many different e-commerce sites, including Gilt, popular e-retailers, and even service providers such as H&R Block. There’s always something new!


When you shop through or add the iGive app or link to your device, iGive will keep track of all the times you shop at participating stores, and donate a percentage to NECHV for you.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are a simple and thoughtful way to make sure Veterans are able to get everything they need, whether they are staying at the Center or living out in the community. To donate gift cards, please email CJ Beck, Philanthropic Officer of Community Engagement. In your email, please include your full name, phone number or email address, organization if applicable, and mailing address. Please also include the number of gift cards you would like to donate, and the types of cards you are interested in donating.

The following types of cards are the most useful and often requested by Veterans:

  • Major pharmacies like CVS or Walgreens
  • Supermarkets, such as Roche Bros., Stop and Shop, or Star Market
  • Major retailers like TJ Maxx/Marshall’s/Home Goods, Target, or Macy’s
  • MBTA Charlie Cards pre-loaded with a cash value (cards are given out as needed, so please no weekly or monthly passes)
  • Fast food or entertainment gift cards, such as Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Burger King, Five Guys, or AMC movie theater passes

Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


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




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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