Home Base is a philanthropically driven organization, operating on nearly 100% of support from donors like you: our program was launched with financial support from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Red Sox Foundation; and our ability to deliver on the promise of world-class care for Veterans, Service Members and their Families depends on thousands of individual donors and supporting organizations across the country.

Every dollar of your tax-deductible gift to Home Base will help fund programs that provide clinical care and support services to help Veterans, Service Members and their Families recover from the invisible wounds of war.

It’s time to step up to the plate for Home Base and America’s Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.
Their mission is complete. Ours has just begun.

Upcoming Featured Events

FUNDRAISE FOR HOME BASE

  • Host a Golf Outing

    Are you an avid golfer or belong to a club? Host a golf fundraiser on behalf of Home Base. We have tips and tools to help you succeed!
  • Students for Home Base

    Educate our younger generation about military service, the invisible wounds and how together, we can help Veterans and their Families.
  • Race for Home Base

    From the couch to crossing home plate or completing a marathon, we’ve got your six! Make your next endurance goal count while supporting Home Base.
  • Be Creative!

    Turn your idea or passion into a fundraiser on behalf of Home Base! Host a dinner, collect donations for your birthday, host a sporting event or motorcycle ride - anything!

Run to Home Base Presented by New Balance
Saturday, September 26, 2020

As you all know, the turbulence associated with the coronavirus pandemic has affected each of our lives profoundly. Schools, colleges, and many employers are looking at remote operations going into and beyond the Fall, and there will be no fans in attendance at Fenway for the foreseeable future. Based upon guidance from city and state officials, race directors and Major League Baseball – with your safety in mind – we will conduct our 2020 Run to Home Base as a virtual race on Saturday, September 26th. Register to run or walk from any location you choose! You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Sign up to run, walk, or donate to an individual or team, or sponsor a runner. Click here to learn more.

 

Veterans Day Televent: WCVB Channel 5 Boston’s “Project CommUNITY: Helping Veterans Heal”
November 2020

This Veterans Day, tune in to WCVB Channel 5 Boston for “Project CommUNITY: Helping Veterans Heal,” special day-long televent. Hosted by WCVB EyeOpener anchor and U.S. Air Force veteran, Randy Price, the televent is increasing awareness and raising critical funds to help Home Base heal the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families, and the Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. WCVB is airing live cut-ins throughout the day during regularly scheduled programming featuring various topics related to helping heal the invisible wounds of war. Visit our Televent page here.

2020 Boston Marathon
Monday, September 14, 2020

Thanks to our sponsor John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team is proud to be a charity partner for with the Boston Marathon. For more information, click here.

 

Hanscom Federal Credit Union’s Alan M. Hart Memorial Charity Golf Classic
Monday, September 21, 2020
Red Tail Golf Club | Devens, MA

Hanscom Federal Credit Union has been a tremendous supporter of Home Base over the last 6+ years. We are honored to be the recipient of funds raised at their annual Alan M. Hart Memorial Charity Golf Classic. To learn more, click here.

 

10th Annual Drive Fore Our Troops Golf Event
Monday, October 5, 2020
Charter Oak Country Club | Hudson, MA

The golf tournament is held to raise awareness and money for charities like the Home Base Program, Homes for our Troops, Wounded Warrior Project and others. These organizations enable our fellow returning military personnel who have served so valiantly to be able to thrive and succeed when they get back home. All active duty, veterans and their family are welcome and do not have to pay to participate. To learn more, click here.

 

2020 Marine Corps Marathon
Sunday, October 25, 2020

We are excited to announce that we are a first-time charity partner for the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon! The Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” This year marks the 75th anniversary of U.S. Marines first landing on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. To remember and honor the Marines that fought and gave their lives during the historic battle, this year’s finisher’s medal will feature the island’s volcanic ash, often referred to as black sand. To learn more, click here.

 

TCS New York City Marathon
November 3, 2019

Are you looking for an opportunity to run AND make a difference in the lives of Veterans, Service Members and their Families? Then you came to the right place! Grab a friend and apply to join Home Base’s team in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2020. Celebrate the NYC Marathon’s 50th Anniversary! To learn more, click here.

 

Home Base No Shave
November 2020

Founded and championed by MBTA Transit Police/Boston Gang Unit Detective Kurt Power, U.S. Army Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and proud graduate of Home Base, the Annual Home Base No Shave campaign raises awareness and funds for the critical, life-saving care that Home Base provides to Veterans and their Families to heal from the invisible wounds, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. All police, firefighters, corrections officers, EMTs, dispatchers and paramedics are encouraged to participate. We also welcome any community supporters, individuals or companies to join our efforts, as this is a great way to encourage and motivate employees, friends and family to make an impact, together. In 2019, 136 police departments throughout New England and 14 companies and individual supporters raised over $320,000 for Home Base! To learn more, click here.

9th Annual Home Base Golf and Family Day
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – Cancelled
Kensington Golf & Country Club – Naples, FL

Given the public health emergency over the COVID-19 virus, unfortunately, the 2020 Home Base Golf and Family Day at Kensington that was scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been cancelled. Home Base SWFL and the Kensington committee are deeply grateful to the Kensington community and local sponsors for their continued support of this event over the past 8 years. Together, the committee, club members, Veterans, sponsors and donors raised over $150,000 in 2019, and since 2012, this generous community has raised over $1M in support of local SWFL Veterans and Families. It is because of this event and other local fundraisers that have enabled Home Base to provide a full range of programs for our SWFL Veterans. If you would still like to contribute to our 2020 efforts, click here. The 10th annual Home Base Kensington Event is scheduled for March 20, 2021.

 

5th Annual Home Base Golf Outing at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club
November 9, 2020
Pelican’s Nest Golf Club – Bonita Springs, FL

Join the Pelican’s Nest community this Veterans Day for the 5th Annual Home Base Golf Tournament, benefiting Veterans and Families in Southwest Florida. Last year, this event raised a staggering $160,000 for Home Base Southwest Florida, totaling to over $450,000 raised since 2016. Registration begins at 10am with an Opening Ceremony at 11am and 11:30am shotgun start. An outdoor reception will follow the golf outing with appetizers, wine, beer & soft drinks. To learn more or to register, click here.

 

4nd Annual Veterans Day Golf Outing at Quail Creek Country Club
November 2020 Date TBD
Quail Creek Country Club – Naples, FL

This November, the community at Quail Creek Golf Club in Naples, Florida will host their 3nd Annual Veterans Day Golf Outing to benefit Home Base Southwest Florida. Since their first year supporting Home Base in 2018, the generous Quail Creek Community raised over $150,000 for local SWFL Veterans and their Families. If you’d like to learn more information about this event, please contact Jason Cooper at jrcooper@partners.org.

 

Run to Home Base Florida
2021 Date TBD

The Annual Run to Home Base Florida is a unique fundraising charity run through the scenic tropical areas surrounding JetBlue Park, ending with the unforgettable experience of crossing home plate at JetBlue Park – just days ahead of Spring Training. The Run honors our nation’s heroic Veterans and helps raise funds for Home Base’s initiatives in Southwest Florida. To learn more or to register, click here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Yes. Home Base is a program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and utilizes their Tax ID. MGH is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
  • Home Base is a program in partnership with the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), utilizing MGH’s tax ID. All of the funds donated to Home Base go towards the clinical care and support of Veterans and their Families. As with most academic medical centers, 15% of the funds are applied towards the necessary administrative support for the program. In addition, MGH provides all of its fundraising efforts, including staff and expenses, to the Home Base as an in-kind gift, rendering $0 in cost to the program for its fundraising efforts. All funds donated towards Home Base SWFL will remain in Southwest Florida, providing care and support to SWFL Veterans and their Families.
  • Yes, you can choose to be anonymous when completing the online gift form.
  • Yes. After selecting a donation amount, please check the box next to "I am making this gift in honor or memory of somebody" and fill out the tribute type and name.

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