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Cold Weather Items for Veterans Donated at Bruins Game

The Boston Bruins Foundation, Operation Hat Trick, and Red River Charitable Foundation teamed up for Veterans at the NECHV.

The Boston Bruins Foundation (BBF), Operation Hat Trick (OHT), and Red River Charitable Foundation (RRCF) recently joined forces to provide Veterans residents at the Center with winter items. On January 10, 2019, fans at the game against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden donated new winter hats, socks, scarves, and gloves for Veterans at the New England Center and Home for Veterans. Fans could also make monetary donations to the Center at the game.

On January 16, 2019, BBF President and Bruins alum Bob Sweeney, OHT Founder, President, and CEO Dot Sheehan, RRCF Board Member and Red River COO Dan McGee, and members of all three organizations visited the NECHV to deliver the donations and serve lunch to the Veterans. Boston Bruins mascot Blades also came along, spending time with Veterans enjoying lunch.  The group also took a tour of the Center, visiting the Veterans Training School and the medical clinic.

With this collection and visit to support the Veterans at the Center, the BBF, OHT, and RRCF continued their history of working together to honor those who have served our country. For the last two seasons, the Boston Bruins Proshop sold OHT hats and shirts, presented by RRCF, with 100% of proceeds going to Veteran organizations, including the NECHV. We are grateful for the ongoing support of these three wonderful organizations!

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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