Tickets for Kids has been such a huge blessing to our mentor matches and our students' families! Our participants are provided with so many opportunities that they otherwise might not have access to. As our matches begin developing relationships with each other, it is so helpful to have tickets to a game, arcade, or museum to build connections between them! These shared experiences (and often new opportunities for our students) create a foundation for these matches to grow their relationship, build trust, and for the mentors to become a source of support for our youth. Our long-term matches often like to use these tickets so celebrate accomplishments together or even take a break from all of the college and scholarship applications to have fun together! Our families genuinely appreciate being able to take their kids to many events that they wouldn't be able to attend otherwise and have a chance to enjoy being in the community together. Thank you for the gift of these tickets!
Tickets for Kids is an amazing program that helps to connect our low-income families to resources with in our communities that they never dream they will be able to be apart of. Whether as a large group, or an individual family, our kids have had opportunities to attend plays, Disney on Ice, trampoline parks, zoos, movies, sporting events and concerts. The opportunities have our kids glowing for days, since many don’t know how they are getting their next meal, but they actually got to go see a MN Vikings Game, a Taylor Swift concert or Monster Truck Rally!! These memories are everlasting and I can’t express enough gratitude for the impact you have had on these young lives and hearts. Our local representative here in Minnesota is so incredibly passionate about kids and all the programs Tickets for Kids serves. We are truly grateful to have the opportunity to partner with such a caring organization.
As Event and Program Support Specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May County, I have the opportunity to see the good work that our volunteers do with their little brothers and little sisters. They give up their valuable time to work one on one with these children. Being a NON-PROFIT ourselves, there is no funding for event such as the ones Tickets for Kids is able to provide for our agency. Tickets for Kids gives our volunteers the opportunity to share a wonderful experience with their Little Brother/Sister, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend an event such as these. You’re generosity and support is greatly appreciated.
Our agency is so proud of the work we do and the success we have accomplished; we couldn’t do all that we do if it weren’t for programs such as yours. With your help we can continue to put a bit of magic in to the lives of the children in our community.
Ticket for Kids Rocks!
We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be an agency partner of Tickets for Kids. Their dedication to connecting young people and their families with meaningful recreational and cultural learning experiences is evident in the ways they work with us. They are prompt with communication, lead with positivity, and are direct with their needs. Tickets for Kids helps us connect with audiences in whom we have historically underinvested our resources. We are grateful to provide hands-on STEM learning experiences to a wider audience of community members through our partnership with Tickets for Kids!
STO-ROX FAMILY CENTER
I am the director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 Sto- Rox Family Center. I was delighted to first learn about TFK over 20 years ago when I began working at AIU3 family centers. I was amazed that a service like TFK was helping financially struggling families who were missing out on providing cultural and entertainment experiences for their children because they could not afford tickets.
When I was a young widowed mom raising 3 boys, I would have loved for my own children to have experienced some of the many different events TFK has helped children to attend. Back then, as a single mom I could not afford to take my kids to Disney on Ice, the circus, baseball games, museums and other types of events that entertain children and create happy family memories and even traditions, like yearly summer outings to Kennywood Park or holiday traditions like seeing the Nutcracker ballet at the Benendum center.
So today, for me as a site director who is able to apply to TFK for tickets for the children of families we service, it is an honor and something I especially enjoy. I am so grateful to the founders who established this charity and to the many staff, ticket donators and volunteers who keep the program going and who have worked to extend the service to other cities and states.
The Sto-Rox family center provides family support services to families with young children in McKees Rocks and nearby communities. Most of the families we work with are low income. Tickets for kid friendly events and shows are a luxury that they cannot afford. So being able to receive tickets to events that most of their children never expected to be able attend is of course a gift they are extremely grateful to receive. When I see the smiles on the parents’ faces and hear the laughter of their children when I chaperone them to TFK events I feel privileged to be part of something that brings so much joy to families that need a break.
I really appreciate that the families we serve can choose from such a wide variety of entertainment, cultural and opportunities to learn events. The center has been able to take the families to places like Ligonier caves, Kennywood, Idlewild Park, Children’s museum, Science museum, PNC Park, Peter Pan Ballet, Scrooge musical, Sister Act musical, Steeler football games. Penguins games, a special Disney sensory concert for our autistic children, and so many other events that the families would not have experienced and enjoyed without help from TFK.
The families we serve are low income, and making donations to charities like TFK is something their budgets cannot afford. But if they could, they would open their pockets wide to show their appreciation for the many ways TFK has benefitted their children. Our parent council sold cookie jar mixes one year to raise money to donate to TKF. The council did not raise a lot of money. However, when the parents and children were welcomed by TFK at their office in Blanox the families were treated like they were big time donors. The parents, children and center staff enjoyed visiting the office to meet the staff and see for themselves that there are real caring people who work to ensure that needy kids receive tickets that make their lives a little brighter
Hello, I am honored to write a review about the Cornerstone Advocacy Services' experience with 'Tickets for Kids'. Cornerstone Advocacy Services serves families and youth who have experienced domestic violence, sex trafficking/exploitation and human trafficking. We have an emergency shelter, transitional housing and many other services we provide for families who have been traumatized. 'Tickets for Kids' provides a much needed outlet for our youth to gain exposure to some great events that they may not normally have access to after coming out of some horrible life changing events. Often times our youth are coming from families who are experiencing financial hardship and may have more than one sibling in the home. 'Tickets for Kids' makes it convenient for our staff to provide some quality activities to our youth and put a smile on their faces. 'Tickets for Kids' staff are efficient and friendly and provide multiple events almost daily to choose from as well as a variety of activities for different ages, cultural backgrounds and all genders!! Our youth love all the activities that they attend through 'Tickets for Kids'!! While our staff are able to take our youth to these events, parents know that their kids are safe and are having a great time. We Love 'Tickets for Kids' and feel so Blessed to have a partnership with this PHENOMENAL AGENCY!!!! Toinette L. Battle, Program Coordinator, Children, Youth and Families, Cornerstone Advocacy Services.
Tickets for Kids is so AWESOME!!! I appreciate all the opportunities they offer to our families and continue to surprise us with great tickets to utilize every month. Their communication is great overall. Whenever I have questions or need clarification they are quick to respond with the information that will best suit the needs of the families I work with. This is very beneficial, because a lot of the families I work with have never experienced some of these events and we are truly grateful for everything we request/get approved for!! Thank you so much for all you do for us!
Tickets for Kids is an amazing organization that has tremendously supported our OEE Leadership program. We mentor students across the Bloomington School District and provide them with social and academic skills to help them be successful in and outside of school. Without the support of Tickets for Kids, we would have not been able to give our students and families the cultural enriched opportunities to enjoy musicals, plays, museums, sports, entertainment, etc. The feedback we get from the students and families is always so appreciative. We are honored to have you as partners and grateful to have an organization that understands the impact of our program. With Tickets for Kids, our students have experienced opportunities they don’t get. From our hearts we thank you!
A great nonprofit with a wonderful mission. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh considers TFK an ESSENTIAL PARTNER in our Youth Development work, particularly as it pertains to closing the experience gap. TFK gives youth an opportunity to experience a larger world and dream big about their futures. That is priceless!
What a great organization! I've had the pleasure of working with some amazing people like Susan and Anita in the Twin Cities area and love the work that we are all doing together to give kids the chance to be KIDS! You all do very important work and I am honored to be a part of your mission is spreading joy through experience. Thank you for you great communication, thoughtful partnership and most importantly, your big hearts helping shape the youth in our community!
Tickets for Kids has been such a blessing to our After-School/Tutoring Program at Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation for a number of years. As the Director of the Program, I know first hand, how our children, their families and the staff have had numerous opportunities made available to them for lasting, enriching memories that would have not been otherwise possible, without the generous donations provided. Many of the children are from low-income households, which resources are limited, so having these tickets available has been an extra incentive to our program, along with a benefit for the families participating.
Most of all, the exposure has been so well rounded to venues such as various cultural events (operas, live productions, concerts & plays); professional sports at NFL games, baseball, hockey and Polo, along with the social activities, which they thoroughly enjoy, like the Science Center, Children's Museum, flower show, Aviary, Zoo and Disney, just to name a few. Through all the donors that have made this possible, we are truly grateful and thankful for this opportunity, with such irreplaceable memories.
Tickets for kids are the best thing to happen to our organization. We run a program for kids ages 3-18 in the inner cities. It is very hard to get them to do things because of the financial situation all their families are in. T4K came along and help us eliminate that problem and also to add culture and just different things to enrich their lives and give them hope for a different future. We can't thank them enough. The kids, parents, and mentors are so thankful for this program. Thank Tickets for Kids!
PATH and Kindred Family Focus, which licenses therapeutic foster and adoptive homes in Minnesota and North Dakota for the care and nurture of children who are unable to remain with their family-of-origin, have been the appreciative recipients of tickets for athletic events, concerts, movies, theatrical performances, recreational activities, and museum and zoo admissions through Tickets for Kids. Sharing these positive, wholesome experiences with caring, supportive adults provides opportunities to youth for social and life skill development, meaningful interactions, and family fun in a community-based setting. We are grateful for the partnership with Tickets for Kids, the generous donors who make the tickets available, and to the responsive staff who facilitate these requests on behalf of the children and families we serve!
I work for a nonprofit called Kids 'n Kinship, a youth mentoring organization. Our kids have the opportunity to attend some of these events that come from Tickets for Kids. The responses we get from them after the event are always so grateful and appreciative of the experience they had together. Thank Tickets for Kids for giving our matches everlasting experiences together.
Tickets for Kids is an amazing organization! The experiences they offer ranging from arts and culture to sporting events are providing cherished memories while opening the hearts and minds of children and allowing them to dream of who and what they can become in life. All children deserve to become the best possible version of themselves regardless of family income.
My organization works with youth & families in Minneapolis, MN, and TFK has been providing us with tickets to events for several years now. Tickets provided by TFK have been used in a number of ways in our organization, and have helped create lasting memories, and opportunities to connect with our youth, mentors, and families. Attending events with our youth opens their eyes/minds to new ideas and opportunities, and inspires them so much!
We are so grateful to TFK for the impact they are having in our community, one ticket at the time! Thank you TFK!!
Something Cool, Inc., located in rural northern Minnesota has been tremendously gifted by the Tickets for Kids Charities ticket opportunities. Each year we are able to send all ages of children and family members to concerts, theater performances, sporting events, STEM and cultural events that they would otherwise never be able to access. For our families, TFK is the single facilitator of such opportunities. The coordination of tickets is efficient and gracious. The variety of experiences to our children is diverse, inclusive, educational and FUN, allowing us to informally build and strengthen relationships between supportive adults and children while exploring events and activities together.
I've worked with Tickets for Kids for several years now. We have received tickets to so many great opportunities that the youth we serve wouldn't have the opportunity to experience! This organization has helped us create unforgettable experiences for youth and give them things to do outside of the school day. We are so greatful for this partnership and all the work this organization does to find new partners and create new experiences for all those that work with them! Thank you!!
The team at TFK is an amazing crew! They work with so many venues behind the scenes that they make our work as a small staff at a local mentoring non profit seamless and much more manageable. Because of the hard work they do in securing these donations, that allows us as staff to focus on our mission, while also extending these free opportunities to our participants to enrich their overall experience with our program. I can not tell you the value they have given to us not only in ticket values donated, but to memories made for our mentor matches, and to such an amazing experience all the way around! HIGHLY recommend partnering with this amazing program.
Kids and families who participate in Faribault (MN) Youth Services Center programs have benefitted in immeasurable ways from Tickets for Kids . They have enjoyed trips to plays, concerts, museums, the zoo and sporting events. Many young people who live in our rural area rarely have the opportunity (or the resources) that enable them to participate in activities that are uniquely "Minnesotan". Whether watching their sports hero hit a homerunl or expanding their cultural understanding during a concert or museum visit, each and every Tickets for Kids opportunity has been amazing. We can never thank their generous donors enough!
Tickets for Kids is absolutely the single most powerful, inspiring, youth uplifting, motivating nonprofit I have ever seen.
They provide incredible opportunities for youth in a genius way of accessing tickets for incredible events such as sporting events, museums, musical perfomances, etc for students, mentees. These cultural, educational, motivational experiences have created an incredible source of positive energy that inspires youth in a multitude of ways.
These experiences provide mentors the ability to connect with kids in a powerful and authentic ways that provide memories of a lifetime.
It truly doesn't get any better than this nonprofit!!
Arlington Hills CC are so thankful for Ticket for Kids Charities. Especially from the community that we are located. Some of these kids don't get to experience this due to income and transportation. So far every trip that we had, all the kids have really enjoyed themselves. Definitely made the kids day. We will continue to be apart of this great organization.
Thank you Tickets for Kids Charities and all the donors!
CYC absolutely loves TFK! The youth in our program have had countless experiences and memorable activities because of TFK!! Thank you sooooo much for your constant care and connections for us here at Craft’s Youth Connections!! We couldn’t be who we are without you at TFK!
TFK is an amazing charity that gives back locally to kids and families within the community. I work for a local MN non-profit and our participants and their families have benefitted immensely from the tickets we've been able to give them. From baseball, basketball and soccer games to concerts, amusement parks, museums. It has all enriched our programs by allowing our participants to learn outside of our non-profit's walls. Thanks to all TFK does for the local community, we are eternally grateful!
Over the years, Tickets for Kids Charities has provided opportunities for our school community that were both educational and playful. We are grateful for each amazing event. Students have had a chance to see and experience things that they would otherwise not afford. Red carpet premieres, Circus performances, and the Cirque du Soleil spectaculars just to name a few.
The incredible staff at Tickets for Kids Charities are truly committed to the service of others. They are always willing to help and are acceptable as needed.
Thank you TFK for the many wonderful experiences you have provided!
I am so thankful for Tickets for Kids and the opportunities they have provided for the mentors and kids we serve. Many of our program kids had their first experience of attending a sporting or cultural event because of TFK. The staff go out of their way to provide tickets for these great events and are also very supportive of the program staff as well. It’s a blessing to have their organization in our area.
Tickets for Kids has been a wonderful resource for our organization (Sisters Place) over the years. Through Tickets for Kids, the children we serve have had the opportunity to experience things they may never had the chance to otherwise, such as attending sporting events and trips to the Zoo and the Carnegie Science Center. Every request for tickets has been responded to quickly, and admission to the events have been hassle-free.
TFK has been an amazing way that our small mentoring non profit can provide exciting and free access for our mentor matches to attend a wide range of events and activities in the twin cities area. This is important for us as it breaks down an access barrier for our mentor matches, but also allows our small staff to focus on other tasks of our job. In addition alike all small non profits this reduces a financial barrier that our agency would other wise not be able to provide. They do great work for so many agencies and so many have benefited from these amazing donations to our programs and the activities they otherwise would not be able to attend!
Our relationship with Tickets for Kids predates my tenure with the Pittsburgh Pirates but they have been an integral partner. They allow our season ticket holders to donate their unused tickets and give thousands of children, who otherwise likely could not, the opportunity to attend a baseball game. We look forward continuing our relationship and impacting future Pirates for seasons to come.
During the hockey season, I have the privilege of interacting with Tickets for Kids Charities almost daily! The entire process is seamless – from the initial ticket donation by our organization or season ticket holder through the post-event follow up. With the help of Tickets for Kids Charities, we are reaching and creating new fans – and delivering them a memorable experience. It is truly a win-win….even before the game is played!
Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh is very grateful for the opportunity to bring families together to enjoy Pittsburgh’s cultural offerings. To see so many smiling faces from our youth was so satisfying. The program allows us to provide educational and cultural experiences to families without any expenses. What a blessing!
I have had the opportunity to work with tickets for kids for over 5 years. During this time I have had the privalege of watching families get together and experience many events for the very first time! For many of the families it’s their first and only time to get out and experience the arts outside of their home. All of them are always filled with gratitude and thanks. Thank you tickets for kids for making dreams come true and providing families with the opportunity to enjoy quality time with one another and experience something they never would had it not been for you!
I have worked with Tickets for Kid for a few years now. What a great way to find a win-win-win situation. Tickets for kids finds kids that get the chance to attend an event, we get an opportunity to help give back to these kids and increase our attendance, and most importantly, these kids get to take part in some amazing opportunities and create life long memories. The organization is easy and pleasant to work with and the process each year is seamless.
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!
The mission and work the TFK does positively impacts kids throughout the country. I'm honored to work with them as a volunteer!
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.
Tickets for Kids is an amazing organization in which provides our students with unbelievable opportunities. The organization reaches out to allow students to experience unique and fun aspects of life while developing an educational aspect to the entire system. Out students, most with IEP's or behavioral issues brighten up and become motivated because of organizations like Tickets for Kids.
Tickets for Kids is a great organization. Our scholars at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California were able to attend a baseball game. We had great seats and all our scholars enjoyed the game. Thanks to Tickets for Kids Charity this event was possible, we are so happy we partenered up with them! Their mission and what they stand for is amazing!
Tickets for Kids Charity is one of the most worthy youth organizations I know. They believe... in making low-income and at risk children dreams come true by making amazing events and activities accessible to our children who can't afford a purchase price and would not otherwise be included. Through the hard work of their dedicated staff, our children are able to enjoy amazing events and activities that fosters their creativity through personal feelings and experiences. We are so THANKFUL for the Ticket for Kids Charity.
Tickets for Kids Charities has a great mission of helping kids gain a more broad educational experience by having the chance to attend events. TKC obtains the tickets based on their relationship with national organizations and sports teams, which TKC works hard to establish. . It's a great charity helping better educate our kids and keep them entertained. Well run on a small budget.
Auberle has been a grateful Tickets for Kids (TFK) partner organization since TFK was founded. We recognize the value of exposure to sporting, educational, cultural and recreational activities for at-risk children. Many of our youth never leave their neighborhood. They have not been to downtown Pittsburgh, let alone to a concert, circus, or PNC Park. We know these experiences are critical to broadening their world view, increasing their self-esteem and developing their critical thought. It truly impacts them to open their eyes to what else there is in the region, to events that excite them and get them dreaming of being able to regularly participate in these activities with an education and a job. It is part of our mission in serving at-risk children and families to provide them with the tools, experiences and knowledge to live fulfilling lives. With support from Tickets for Kids, we are able to provide high-quality access to Pittsburgh’s renowned events, sports and cultural amenities. TFK delivers great impact to our organization and more than 3,000 at-rick children and families we serve each year.
-John Lydon, CEO of Auberle
Tickets for Kids is a very well run and organized charity organization. It has been pleasure to be associated with a team of professionals who are so fully committed to the mission of exposing children to new worlds and experiences that might not normally be available to them. It is truly an organization that can change lives - all you have to do is look at the face of a smiling child who has benefitted by exposure to an amazing and eye-opening world provided by Tickets for Kids Charities.
The staff is highly skilled and truly dedicated to professionally running the organization but at the same time being very friendly, accomodating and cooperative with the volunteers and coorespondant associations. It is an easy organization to work with and an easy one to want to help. This is one organization that is well deserving of praise and recognition.
Tickets for Kids Charities has impacted so many youth in Pittsburgh's urban core. We've had the opportunity to take our participants to events and venues that most inner city youth would not be able to attend.
Cirque du Soleil, professional basketball and football games, musicals, Boardway performance and concerts are just some of the events we've had the opportunity to experience.
We are thankful for once in a life time opportunites provided by Tickets for Kids Charities.
The area we live in, like many other areas, many of the children are not given the opportunity to experience a variety of arts and Tickets for Kids open the door for children in our area to experience that. We are appreciative for everything Tickets for Kids has done for our organization and we are so grateful to say we are a part of Tickets for Kids family. Thank You Tickets for Kids!
Our Family Support center has been partnering with Tickets For Kids Charities for the past six years. This has been such a wonderful experience for the families with whom we work. The children have had such wonderful opportunities to attend events and functions that really enrich their lives. The families are so thankful for these opportunities. They are thrilled to be able to provide a special trip for their children. Some of our favorite trips have been: Idlewild Park, Pumpkin Farm Trips, Consol Energy special events, and The Pgh Zoo.
The staff at TFK is amazing to work with no matter what circumstances arise. They are always helpful and accommodating. Thanks for all you do Tickets For Kids!!
Sandra Duceour Site Coordinator - Lawrenceville & Hilltop Family Care Connection sites
I stated my new job as the Program Director of the Northview Heights Family Support Center in December of last year. I wanted to have some fun things to do with families enrolled at our Support Center. I had worked with Tickets for Kids a few years back and got in contacted with them right away. I have not been disappointed! This summer has been great. We were able to take families to Pirate's games, the presentation "How to Train Your Dragon", the Zoo and other activities. For one mother from Kenya attending a Pirate's game was very meaningful and memorable because it was the first professional baseball game she had ever attended and she was able to take her two young sons. Seeing the joy on that mother's face at being able to do something so simple was so inspiring. We plan to use Tickets for Kids this fall as part of a rewards program that we are starting for families that show their dedication to the center by being involved. The Northview Heights Family Support Center is so thankful to Tickets for Kids because they offer our families a chance to participate in activities that they would not be able to other wise.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is so grateful to Tickets for Kids for being a fantastic resource in helping BGC kids across the country receive opportunities that they may not otherwise receive. The team at Tickets For Kids is extremely professional and well organized. It's always a pleasure to work with them. We expect to continue to work with them for many years to come!
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
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!
We have received tickets twice from Tickets for Kids as a referral from Cirque du Soleil. One agency for foster children and on which I serve as board secretary; and another student enterprise nonprofit, for which I received the Volunteer of the Year Award 2004-2005 were recipients. We saw Delirium several years ago; and last year we saw Corteo. Both groups of children and parents were most grateful for having received tickets to experience the magic of Cirque du Soleil. We are most grateful to Tickets for Kids as both recipient agencies are located in Los Angeles, CA and the foundation is in Pittsburgh. You see distance is not a hinderance. This is a great group and we appreciate them very much. The children now know what possibilities there are for creation of music, costumes, stories, and entertainment that is not ordinary.
I used to be the Program Coordinator for a Partnering Agency for Tickets for Kids Foundation. The level of opportunities they provide for students is really incredible. My students and their families have recieved tickets to go Bowling, see the Black Nativity, go to the Symphony, go to a Pirate Game, visit the Zoo and see the Diary of Anne Frank (after they provided us with the books for the students to read first). They're really an asset to the community.
Tickets for Kids does amazing work exposing so many deserving children to great community opportunities. By providing opportunity, Tickets for Kids promotes confidence, literacy, and healthful fun among community youth.