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 Boston Children’s Hospital Brain Injury Program on several events every year. These four causes form the backbone of NESN’s efforts to make a difference and connect with our community.
NESN also works directly with focus charities 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. NESN teams up with the Red Sox Foundation for many different events throughout the year including the annual Run to Home Base 9k run/walk that begins and ends at Fenway Park.
The Boston Bruins Foundation raises money for organizations that enrich the community in athletics, academics, health and community outreach. NESN volunteers help to sell 50/50 raffle tickets at Bruins home games while NESN’s female on-air personalities participated in the Bruins Foundation’s Fashion Power Play event in March.
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.
Boston Children’s Hospital Brain Injury Center receives year-round support from NESN for several events and public service announcement campaigns each year. NESN annually hosts the Boston Children’s Hospital Night at TD Garden for a special Bruins broadcast where NESN highlights the fight against brain injuries and the importance of preventing youth head injuries.
Volunteers from NESN help to send mail, staff career fairs, and aid students at The Perkins School for the Blind, who provide education and services to adults and children who are blind or visually impaired.
NESN helps to promote the annual Watertown Police Finish Strong 5K while its employees volunteer at water stations and participate in the now annual event that marks the anniversary of the lockdown that occurred in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
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. NESN staff members volunteer each year to inspect, sort and repack donated food and grocery products.
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 helping to organize and prepare for The Home’s fundraising events.
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 to help the club with annual fundraising events including the annual 5K in November.
NESN volunteers are involved in a variety of events that benefit Walker School including the annual “Walk for Walker” event to help support the programs and professionals that provide world-class mental health services, state-of-the-art special education, expert professional training and consultation, and child welfare advocacy.
NESN volunteers assist the Newton Athletes Unlimited program through events, activities and programs that including playing floor hockey and softball with special needs athletes so that they can experience playing sports and being on a team.
NESN hosts blood drives for Mount Auburn Hospital of Cambridge a few times each year.