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Veterans Services
    Phone (781) 270-1959                          Fax (781) 270-8165                                  Email

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Christopher Hanafin, Director & Jennifer Goldsmith, Administrative Assistant                      
 Hours:  M-T-Th:  8:30-4:30  W:  8:30-7:00 F:  8:30-1:00
Human Services Building, 61 Center Street, Room 212, Burlington, MA 01803

THE BURLINGTON OFFICE OF VETERANS SERVICES advises clients as to the availability of state and federal services and benefits to which they may be entitled.  This office is the gateway for Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services' and Federal Veterans Affairs' benefits in order to provide financial assistance to all needy, eligible veterans, surviving spouses and their dependents.  This office also coordinates public events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day programs.  On Memorial Day this office and volunteers place more than 3000 flags on the graves of veterans interred in a Town of Burlington cemetery.   

You can now book appointments with us online!
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There are many nonprofit organizations that work to serve Veterans and military families in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, there have also often been reports of less reputable organizations using emotional and patriotic issues to raise funds in misleading ways. The Attorney General’s Office always encourages the public to donate generously, but wisely, to nonprofit organizations.

The Attorney General’s Office has released important tips and an informational flyer to help residents be informed consumers around charitable giving. When solicited for a donation, don't be afraid to verify the name, address, or phone number of the charity; to ask about how and where the charitable funds will be used; or to ask whether the donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

Ask questions. You have the right to find out where your contribution will go. You can ask how much will go to the charity, and how much goes to fundraising, administrative and general expenses.

Take your time. You should never feel pressured to give immediately; you can always take time to research the charity.

Think twice about making a contribution to a charity that has not registered with the Attorney General's Office or is not current on its filings. 

With Veterans organizations, remember that not all solicitors in uniform are necessarily Veterans. You can always ask whether the donation will be used in the local area, and ask for specific information on how donations will be used to help area Veterans.

You can access this information on our website, or by calling 617-963-2315. You may also contact the Attorney General’s Public Charities Division at (617) 963-2315.



Burlington High School Annual Veterans Day Assembly
High School Gym

For: Town of Burlington Veterans
When: Wednesday November 9, 2016

Time: 08:30 AM (Arrive by 08:15 AM)

Please RSVP by calling Ms. Allegretto @ 781-273-7662
Tuscan Kitchen's 2nd Annual Veterans Lunch
November 11th 11:00-4:00

Veterans Resource Guide