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
Helping Veterans Heal TeleventTune into WCVB this Wednesday, November 11th for the "Helping Veterans Heal" day-long Televent, with live cut-ins from special guests and Military Families from 6am-8pm.
Home Base No Shave CampaignAnyone in the community is welcome to participate by pledging $100 to grow a beard or wear a No Shave mask/neck gaiter to raise awareness & break the stigma associated with PTSD.
A Veterans Day Tribute to the SEALsAn evening of stories, philanthropy and Patriotism, benefiting Home Base. Captain Phillips, Navy SEAL/Astronaut Chris Cassidy, celebrities and athletes be a part of the event.
Host a Golf OutingAre 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 BaseEducate our younger generation about military service, the invisible wounds and how together, we can help Veterans and their Families.
Race for Home BaseFrom 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!
WCVB “Helping Veterans Heal” Televent
November 11, 2020
Join Home Base and WCVB this Wednesday, November 11th for the “Helping Veterans Heal” day-long Televent, raising awareness and funds to support Home Base’s clinical programs for the treatment of the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen.
The Televent will begin at 6am during the EyeOpener newscast until 8pm, with live cut-ins throughout the day. Hear from Military Families about the life-changing care and support they received at Home Base and learn more about the invisible wounds affecting our nation’s Veterans, Service Members and their families. This program is supported by a live phone bank, online donations and text-to-give, in an effort to raise critical funds for Home Base. Viewers will be encouraged to visit homebase.org/televent to donate.
Home Base No Shave Campaign
The 6th Annual Home Base No Shave campaign is underway! Founded and championed by MBTA Transit Police/Boston Gang Unit Detective Kurt J. Power, U.S. Army Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and proud graduate of Home Base, this campaign raises awareness and funds for the critical, life-saving care Home Base provides to Veterans and Families.
It’s not too late to participate. We welcome anyone in the community to participate by pledging $100 to grow a beard or wear a No Shave mask to evoke conversation, raise awareness, and break the stigma associated with the invisible wounds of war.
Click below to learn more about how we can make an impact, together. Click here to learn more and register.
SEAL Legacy Foundation’s Veterans Day Tribute to the SEALs
November 11, 2020
This Veterans Day, join the SEAL Legacy Foundation and Home Base for the Veterans Day Tribute to the SEALs. United States Navy SEALs will come together for an evening of stories, philanthropy and Patriotism. Captain Phillips (the real-life inspiration behind the movie) and United States Navy SEAL and Astronaut Chris Cassidy (who just returned from the Space Station) will join us with Keynote Addresses at the event. We will also have several Boston based celebrities and athletes be a part of the event. Please RSVP and send this link out to friends, family, co-workers, colleagues, etc. to JOIN US FOR FREE. For more information and to register, click here.
Run to Home Base Presented by New Balance
2021 Date Coming Soon
The Run to Home Base presented by New Balance is a unique 9K run and 5K run/walk through scenic Boston ending with a once-in-a-lifetime experience of finishing the race by crossing Fenway’s famed home plate. Friends and family watch participants from the stands at Fenway, with food, entertainment, and fun family activities in the concourse of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. Click here to learn more.
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
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.
B103.9/ABC7 “SWFL Salute Our Veterans” Veterans Day Event
Wednesday, November 11
B103.9 / ABC7 SWFL
Join Home Base and ABC7 this Wednesday, November 11th for the “Salute Our Veterans” day-long Televent, raising awareness and funds to support Home Base Southwest Florida’s programs and services that treat the invisible wounds for local SWFL Veterans, Service Members, Military Families.
The Televent will begin at 5am during the America this Morning newscast until 7:30pm, with live cut-ins throughout the day. Hear from Military Families about the life-changing care and support they received at Home Base and learn more about the invisible wounds affecting our nation’s Veterans, Service Members and their families. This program is supported by text-to-give and online donations, in an effort to raise critical funds for Home Base SWFL. Viewers will be encouraged to visit homebase.org/swflgive.
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 email@example.com.
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
Are donations to Home Base tax deductible?
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.
Where does my money go?
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.
Can I make a donation anonymously?
Yes, you can choose to be anonymous when completing the online gift form.
Can I make a donation in honor or in memory of someone?
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.