NESN Connects with the communities in which we operate by supporting organizations that are focused on the health and basic needs of the people of New England. Since 1984, NESN has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of people throughout New England by supporting causes and initiating events that help raise millions of dollars every year.
NESN works closely with the Red Sox Foundation, Boston Bruins Foundation, The Jimmy Fund and Children’s Hospital Boston’s Brain Injury Program on several events every year. These four causes form the backbone of NESN’s efforts to make a difference for New Englanders.
NESN also works directly with a focus charity each month and actively supports these organizations with on-air public service announcements, paid employee service days and corporate contributions.
The Red Sox Foundation helps serve the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families in need across New England, and has teamed up with NESN to raise over $3 million at their Run to Home Base 9k run/walk that ends at home base in Fenway Park.
The Boston Bruins Foundation, which raises money for organizations that enrich the community in athletics, academics, health and community outreach, most recently teamed up with NESN for the “Invest in Youth Hockey” license plate raffle, to raise money for the Massachusetts Hockey Association.
NESN has teamed up with The Jimmy Fund since 1984, who together work to raise money through donations for adult and pediatric cancer research and care for cancer patients worldwide, including raising over $28 million over the last decade at their annual Jimmy fund Telethon broadcast on NESN.
The Children’s Hospital Boston’s Brain Injury Center is a program specifically designed for treating children with brain injuries and raising awareness of preventing youth head injuries, who NESN hosted at the TD Garden for a special Bruins broadcast to highlight the fight against brain injuries.
The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England which works through donations and food drives to distribute food to those in need, who worked with NESN Staff to salvage over 6,000 pounds of food in March.
Volunteers from the NESN staff help to send mail, organize career fairs and aid students at The Perkin’s School for the Blind, who provide education and services to adults and children who are blind or visually impaired.
A leader in the fight to end homelessness, the Pine Street Inn provides shelter for Boston’s homeless population. NESN employees pitch in each year by chopping vegetables, making sandwiches, preparing food and cleaning the Boston facility, helping to serve over 1,300 men and women each day.
NESN volunteers team up with The Home for Little Wanderers, helping the non-profit child and family service agency to ensure the health and safety of children by building and maintaining homes to offer for children facing difficulties in their life.
Trees for Troops is a foundation dedicated to helping bring the holiday spirit to members of the military and their families by donating Christmas trees. Each winter, NESN pairs with Mahoney’s Garden Centers to raise money for Christmas trees. Trees for Troops has donated over 121,000 trees since its inception.
American Red Cross specializes in disaster relief at home and abroad, CPR certification and first aid courses, blood donations and emergency preparedness. NESN raises money for disaster relief and also hosted a company blood drive in the fall of 2012.
The Boys & Girls Club of Watertown is dedicated to enabling all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. NESN volunteers with children ages 7 to 18 and participates in various gym and social projects throughout the year.
The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. NESN helped raise money for the foundation through an organized Wiffle ball tournament.
Franciscan Hospital for Children is dedicated to providing compassionate care and education to children with special health care needs and helping them reach their full potential. NESN Connects helps raise money for the cause through company fundraising initiatives.