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Gift-a-Vet Brightens the Holidays for Veterans

The New England Center and Home for Veterans is grateful for the generous outpouring of support for this year’s Gift-a-Vet program. A total of 324 Veteran had their wish lists sponsored this year, which meant that every resident of the NECHV was remembered this holiday season. We are thankful to all Gift-a-Vet sponsors for the meaningful impact they had on the holidays!

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

Our corporate wish list sponsors are an integral part of the program’s success. We extend our warm thanks to them for a wonderful year!

TJX Companies

Sun Life Financial

Mintz Levin

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC

Goodwin Procter

Robinson & Cole LLP

Pierce Atwood LLP

Liberty Mutual

The Dover Legion Post 209




Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Hanscom Air Force Base

Elaine Construction Company

Mackie Shea O’Brien

DDJ Capital Management LLC

Junior League of Boston, Green Group

Russell Reynolds Associates

General Electric Ventures


Wellington Management Company

Cisco Information Systems

United States Coast Guard Base Boston

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 2-1

Black Diamond Networks


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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