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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Tickets for KidsĀ® Charities (TFK) is dedicated to enriching the lives of low-income and at-risk children and their families through inclusion in a variety of activities and events that are a source of both entertainment and inspiration. By facilitating access to the world of ideas, accomplishment, creativity and culture, we contribute to the growth and well-being of both the individual and the community.

Results: Since our inception in 1994, TFK has distributed 1.4 million tickets to deserving kids in Pittsburgh and other cities across the United States. Our goal is to continue to meet the needs of the constituency we now serve, and grow to include even more childen and families in the future.

Programs: TFK Ticket Distribution Program Performance 360: A Celebration of Reading

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Megs Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to work with Tickets for Kids through a variety of afterschool and summer youth programs. They provide youth such wonderful opportunities and the staff is great to work with!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been a pleasure for Prime Stage to partner with Tickets with Kids on the Celebration 360: Celebration of Reading events and see their young people enjoy theatre and reading literature! The commitment of Tickets for Kids Charities to connect young people to cultural events is noteworthy.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over the years, our partnership with Tickets For Kids has added tremendous value to the programs we offer to our Club members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. They have made a significant contribution in providing quality experiences to places and to events that many of our children would never have experienced. Seeing children's faces with excited expressions and bubbling conversations while riding a bus with friends on their way to Idlewild Park, or seeing them cheering on their favorite sports team at a local stadium while eating a hotdog, or participating in hands-on activities at the Science Center, you know that Tickets For Kids is an organization making a positive difference here in the Pittsburgh area. We are a proud partner with them in the effort of making our children's lives better, of fulfilling some of the dreams children have, and providing life experiences that are rewarding.

Mike Hepler, President and C.E.O.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We had a great time at a recent Pens game we were able to attend through tickets we got from Tickets for Kids. You all make it possible to inspire these students and give them good thoughts and dreams ... how do I thank you for all of that? I never can, but I can see it in the eyes of the children and how it changes how they see themselves. Incredible!