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
Run to Home BaseCross home plate at Fenway Park on Saturday, July 11th in support of Veterans & Military Families
Golf FORE! Home BaseJoin us at Pocasset Golf Club on Monday, May 18th for the 7th Annual Home Base Golf Outing
Race for Home BaseHome Base has bibs for the Falmouth Road Race, TCS New York City Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon!
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!
Veterans Day Dinner
Thursday, November 7, 2019
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The 2019 Home Base Veterans Day Dinner will raise funds to help heal the invisible wounds for Veterans and their Families. The evening is an opportunity for the community to stand together in recognition of the sacrifices made by those who have served in uniform and their families. To learn more, click here.
Veterans Day Telethon Special
Home Base’s annual Veterans Day Special is a television event highlighting the multifaceted aspects of Home Base. The broadcast aims to educate the community at large about the invisible wounds of war, and focuses on patients who bravely share their story in hopes of reducing stigma. The 2015, 2016, and 2017 Veterans Day Specials were nominated for an Emmy Award. Click here to learn more.
Run to Home Base Presented by New Balance
2020 Date TBD
The Run to Home Base presented by New Balance is a yearly charity race that honors our nation’s heroic Veterans and helps raise much needed funds for Home Base. Proceeds from the event will fund the clinical care provided to Veterans and their Families. The Run is a unique 9K run or 5K run/walk through scenic Boston ending with the unforgettable experience of finishing the race by crossing home plate at historic Fenway. There are several ways to participate. Sign up to run, walk, or donate to an individual or team, or sponsor a runner. Click here to learn more.
2020 Date TBD
To commemorate the Red Sox vs. Yankees in London Series in 2019, Home Base brought the Mission: Gratitude Gala overseas and teamed up with Walking With The Wounded to raise significant awareness and funding in support of US and UK Veterans and their Families. The joint initiative culminated in an intimate dinner for 300 supporters at Kensington Palace in London on Thursday, June 27, and at Game 1 on Saturday, June 29, when the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees at London Stadium. Click here to learn more.
Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo – September 17-19, 2019
SEAL Legacy Foundation’s Patriot Dinner and Warrior Open
Sunday, September 22, 2019 and Monday, September 23, 2019
Renaissance Boston Waterfront and the Charles River Country Club
Home Base is proud to partner with the SEAL Legacy Foundation to provide care to Navy SEALs who are dealing with post-traumatic, traumatic brain injury or other invisible wounds through a two-week Intensive Clinical Program (ICP). In the ICP, SEALs receive close to a year’s worth of treatment in two weeks, allowing SEALs to be put on a path of success that will complement their ongoing care in their home towns. The SEAL Legacy Foundation will host their annual Patriot Dinner and Warrior Open and Golf Event on behalf of Home Base. To learn more, click here.
Hanscom Federal Credit Union’s Alan M. Hart Memorial Charity Golf Classic
Monday, September 23, 2019
Red Tail Golf Club | Devens, MA
Hanscom Federal Credit Union has been a tremendous supporter of Home Base over the last 5+ 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.
Seligman Dental Designs Charity Event – September 2019
TCS New York City Marathon
November 3, 2019
We are fortunate to be able to offer bibs each year for the TCS New York City Marathon. If you are interested in running on behalf of Home Base, please click here. If accepted as a Home Base runner, you must agree to a $3,000 fundraising commitment. Please note that runners must be at least 18 years of age. To learn more, click here.
Home Base No Shave
Each November, MBTA Transit Officer, Purple Heart recipient, and former Home Base patient Kurt Power leads a month-long journey to support Home Base and honor his fallen brothers through the annual First Responder No-Shave campaign. Participants make a pledge to forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation, raise awareness and break the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other invisible wounds of war. All police, firefighters, corrections officers, EMTs, and paramedics are encouraged to participate. In November 2018, 117 Police Departments from every New England state participated, raising over $273,000 – making the total raised since 2015 over $430,000. To learn more, click here.
A big THANK YOU to all of our past 2019 Community Fundraisers for their support:
Springfield Jewish Community Center Mitzvah Fundraiser – January 30, 2019
Tito’s Charity Bowling Tournament – January 31, 2019
R.W. Sullivan Engineering’s St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser – March 14, 2019
Boston Marathon Team (20 runners) – April 15, 2019
Zurich RIMS Luncheon & Dinner – April 30, 2019
Marsh & McLennan Agency’s “Moments that Matter” Campaign – May 2019
6th Annual Home Base Golf Outing at Pocasset
May 20, 2019
Join us on Monday, May 20th for the 6th Annual Home Base Golf Outing at Pocasset Golf, hosted by Advisory Members to Home Base Darrin Lang and Seth Burr of LABUR. This is a great opportunity to golf at Pocasset’s beautiful course while helping Veterans in our community. 12pm arrival and BBQ lunch, 1:15pm shotgun start, followed by a short reception honoring Veterans with appetizers and cash bar. Can’t make the event? Sponsor a Veteran to play! Click here for more information.
Howarth House Bed and Breakfast – Year round!
8th Annual 1st LT Derek Hines Flag Day 5K
June 15, 2019
The 1st LT Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund is hosting the 8th Annual Flag Day 5K road race. The 5K walk, run, or jog will go through the beautiful city of Newburyport, MA – starting and ending at Cashman Park along the Merrimac River. Everyone who registers will receive a t-shirt and complimentary beverage at the post-race celebration with live music, food and drinks! The Hines Family have been tremendous, long-time supporters of Home Base. For more information about the event, please click here.
Chicks + Chaps Charity Event – June 20, 2019
Brendan Cleary’s Savage Race – July 13, 2019
Freetown VFW Memorial Post 6643 Dinner – July 2019
CLUBWAKA Charity Kickball Tournament – August 3, 2019
The Gauntlet Combat Shootout – August 10, 2019
Falmouth Road Race
August 18, 2019
Challenge yourself to a 7-mile scenic, seaside run at one of the premier running events of the summer – the 2019 New Balance Falmouth Road Race – on Sunday, August 18th. Home Base was granted 15 bibs for this year’s Falmouth Road Race. The fundraising requirement to participate is $1,000. If you are interested in running on behalf of Home Base, please click here. For questions, please contact Carolyn Casey at CCASEY12@mgh.harvard.edu.
4th Annual Home Base Golf Outing at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club
November 11, 2019
Pelican’s Nest Golf Club – Bonita Springs, FL
Join the Pelican’s Nest community this Veterans Day for the 4th 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 $296,000 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.
2nd Annual Veterans Day Golf Outing at Quail Creek Country Club
November 10, 2019
Quail Creek Country Club – Naples, FL
On Sunday, November 10, 2019, the community at Quail Creek Golf Club in Naples, Florida will host their 2nd Annual Veterans Day Golf Outing to benefit Home Base Southwest Florida. In their first year in 2018, the generous Quail Creek Community raised over $70,000 for local SWFL Veterans and their Families. If you’d like to learn more information about this event, please contact John Lyncheski at email@example.com.
Run to Home Base Florida
Saturday, January 18, 2020
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.
9th Annual Home Base Golf and Family Day
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Kensington Golf & Country Club – Naples, FL
On March 9, 2019, the Kensington Community in Naples, Florida hosted the 8th Annual Home Base Golf and Family Day at Kensington Golf and Country Club on behalf of Home Base Southwest Florida. Together, the committee, club members, Veterans, sponsors and donors raised over $150,000 in 2019, and since 2012, this generous community has raised over $915,000 in support of local SWFL Veterans and Families. 2020 registration page coming soon!
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.