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.