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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Tickets for Kids® 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 nearly 3 million tickets to kids and families in 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.

Target demographics: facilitate access to cultural events and activities for disadvantaged kids and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 200,000 kids

Geographic areas served: Across the U.S.

Programs: TFK Cultural Access Program

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jerod P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Andrea C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for giving us this opportunity. The WIZ was a really great play and we all LOVED IT!!!!!!

Dianis A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for Makin Hope for Miami the opportunity to have the kids enjoy this Game!!

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The mission and work the TFK does positively impacts kids throughout the country. I'm honored to work with them as a volunteer!

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

nabhiministries

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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