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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission:
Vet Tix/1st Tix* - Creating Memories & Reintegration Opportunities by Giving Something to Those Who Gave.

How?

By supporting our Military, Veterans, First Responders and their Families with entertainment, lasting memories and reintegration opportunities by providing free tickets to sporting events, concerts and family activities with a very small delivery fee.
*95% to programs, GAAP Audited, National 501c3.

Results: OVER 7.75 Million Tickets Distributed!!!
2018 - 1,980,534 tickets given away with a face value of $103,124,910.00
2017 - 1,284,835 tickets given away with a face value of $56,870,847.00
2016 - 810,959 tickets given away with a face value of $31,508,166.00
2015 - 561,236 tickets given away with a face value of $20,502,344.00
2014 - 429,665 tickets given away with a face value of $16,247,001.00
2013 - 272,416 tickets given away with a face value of $10,657,796.00
2012 - 222,138 tickets given away with a face value of $10,783,225.00
2011 - 156,129 tickets given away with a face value of $5,479,558.00
2010 - 112,756 tickets given away with a face value of $2,962,811.00
2009 - 36,587 tickets given away with a face value of $1,226,825.00
2008 - 2,530 tickets given away with a face value of $6,250.00

Target demographics: KIA Families, Veterans, Currently Serving Military and First Responders

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 210,000 families served last year... Vet Tix / 1st Tix reduces stress through entertainment, strengthens family bonds, builds life long memories and encourages service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Ticket for Troops, Hero's Wish, Tickets for Responders

Community Stories

2918 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

10 John M.17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is a wonderful organization that provides and invaluable service to Veterans! Through their efforts, Veterans and their families are able to enjoy events that they might otherwise not have been able to enjoy. It allows them to create new memories to make up for the ones that might have been missed due to combat or training deployments, military schools, etc. Our family sincerely appreciates all the donors who make this program possible and to Vet Tix for bringing it all together for our Veterans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't fully explain the joys that Vet Tix has brought to my family. Because we are able to purchase tickets to events that we ordinarily wouldn't be able to have many different experiences. The best thing about this is that allowed my Warrior husband to try these things too... which encouraged and led him, sometimes uneasily, to get way out of his comfort zone and back into enjoying all sorts of events he's spent many years avoiding. You see, my husband has severe PTS(d), which for him, means that he avoids public places and events. Because we've been able to more easily afford tickets to these events, he's more willing to try to attend them. We are so very grateful for VetTix and their supporters!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since I have found Vet Tix and have had the opportunity to enjoy the services they provide, I have attached them to my PayPal account so that I can return a little bit of the enjoyment that they have given me. It is a great organization that truly serves the service members, not only by offering tickets to events, but also granting the wishes of those who are currently serving in harm's way and would like to enjoy a large event with their families that they may not otherwise have the ability to do so. I love the fact that I can help provide that ability as well.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is a great organization that is able to get great tickets to geat events. I would not have been able to get the tickets that I have gotten without this organization.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great organization! I've been able to take my family to events, concerts and festivals that we otherwise would not have been able to attend.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic charity, really opened up opportunities for me and my family to go do more things on our local area on a fixed budget.

2 RE C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an excellent organization, who has stepped up, even during this pandemic and when it’s probably even more important that first responders have an activity that brings their family together!

I will continue to use 1st Tix, and look forward to a last relationship of memorable events!

2 Sarah Tabby B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix has allowed me to go to some great events in my community that I wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise. It's such a simple thing, but it makes us feel like we are appreciated and gives us some much needed time with our families. I certainly appreciate Vet Tix, and the organizations they work with.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this and the people that contribute to it. Thank you to all.

Joseph Henry C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that helps families enjoy events in the community around them.

1 Rose E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has enabled me to be more social, less isolated, and more in tune with my local community. Thanks to their generosity, and those of their donors, I’ve been able to have experiences that would have normally been cost prohibitive. Other families with active service members have been able to have wonderful family outings that would have been cost prohibitive for them.

This nonprofit has helped keep living worthwhile for me, and helped me building and maintain strong relationships with my family and my fellow veterans.

2 Rob D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

There's nothing more therapeutic than enjoying moments of laughter and joy with friends and family. VetTix has allowed me to escape reality with access to comedy shows and sporting events I would not have otherwise had access to. My family and I are extremely grateful!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This a great organization that helps Veterans to attend events. Thank you for all you do!!! Easy to find events in your area or while traveling.

3 Kenneth B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed several events with tickets from Vet Tix. Normally, I would not be able to afford these events so for me, these tickets allowed me to experience sporting events with friends and family. I am so thankful to Vet Tix that I have designated them as my designated charity on Amazon. By doing this, Amazon makes a contribution in my name to anytime I make a purchase. I encourage all Vets to do the same.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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3 Peter Dumar S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was drafted in February 1967 did basic Training in Fort Gordon and then went to Oahu Hawaii for my A I T with the 6/11th Artillery 105’s. We were then deployed to Vietnam as the Americal Devision. We were on different LZ’s around Chu Lai Quảng Nam Province I was then infused to the 2/82 Artillery 155 battery and as my tour grew short I was Medevaced to State Side Fort Devins Army Hospital for a hernia repair and then was Honorably discharged right from the Hospital in December 1968.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just found out about Vet Tix last month from a friend. I was able to take my family to a Arizona Coyotes and Phoenix Suns game this week. Being retired, we really appreciate Vet Tix for giving us an opportunity to go to games as a family, that we might have been able to do. I left the Air Force 45 years ago and never expect anything in return for my service but we all appreciate what Vet Tix offers. Thanks again.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I first heard of Vet Tix, I thought it must be a scam. Something too good to be true usually is. My wife and I are both disabled vet retirees (46 years of service between us, and 90% and 50% disability). Vet Tix has given us the opportunity to attend concerts and sporting events with our 4 kids that we never would have been able to do on our own. A great organization providing families with the opportunity to attend memorable events. Thanks Vet Tix.

7 Mike P.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great way to show your support and appreciation for our troops and veterans! Thank you so much for what you do!

6 Jablewski

Client Served

Rating: 5

The tickets I received not only gave me a "boost" to get out of my house and put a dent in some of my PTSD problems, but I also got to take some family and friends along. I can't thank them enough!

5 Sallie Baldwin S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing concept! Amazing Organization! Amazing execution! Vet Tix has allowed our family to attend events and make 'once-in-a-lifetime' memories that would never have been possible without them. I hope more venues will partner with Vet Tix to give unsold seats to active duty and veterans!

6 Robin Boose O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a great charity. Always providing tickets for great events to 1st responders.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have gotten several tickets to several different sporting events and an excellent price thanks to the donors that donate the tickets in appreciation for first Responders, veterans, and active duty

3 CJ S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been using VetTix for years and have received tickets for everything from pro football games to concerts. This is the real deal, people! A GREAT nonprofit!

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2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Vet Tix! I have been able to attend a number of great events with my family because of the tickets Vet Tix has provided. They're the best!

3 Emilee R S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit organization for military, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and any other organization they have a program for. We have been to several events that we have received tickets for and love it!

2 Carlton R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Is a great group for veteran to get to go to events they might not be able to otherwise

1

Donor

Rating: 5

A truly helpful Non Profitable organization for those who are serving and have served to secure our freedom and their families. It helps that we are able to attend various events without the full price they come with and through VetTix you are assured almost you are able to. 10-Hut! VetTix is on the bridge!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have benefited from VetTix offers multiple times. On favorite memory is being able to attend the Navy-Notre Dame football game in Indiana--a dream ever since I attended the Naval Academy in the 1980's. I deeply appreciate all VetTix does!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful time at Bass Hall watching an after-Christmas performance of The Nutcracker. Thanks to Vet Tix, we enjoyed a last-minute opportunity to attend this gorgeous Holiday ballet. Our wonderful seats made us feel even more special and appreciated. Thank you for the fun memories!!

2 Gina P.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Vet Tix! I've seen ballgames, and concerts I wouldn't normally be able to afford. It's easy to use and a great night out! Me and 3 friends went to see Sugarland at the Prudential Center and had a great time! I'm a Marine and my buddy is "chair Force", lol I mean Air Force ;) This is one non-profit that actually delivers and I for one appreciate it! Semper Fi~

1 Tom J.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Navy Veteran 1980-1986
Good things DO happen. We all receive too many emails that eventually ask for money and I thought Vet Tix would be the same. I was thrilled to find out they work hard to bring joy into the lives of military and veterans. I have used the service twice - a professional football game and a live show - which I would not have done without Vet Tix. We veterans are often thanked for our service. To Vet Tix, I say, thank you for your service

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was great to find an organization that includes Fire and EMS as included members. Most places recognize Military and LEOs but exclude Fore and EMS. Thank-you Vet Tix for all you do for all military and first responders.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a Navy nurse vet from the Vietnam era when our vets were not appreciated for their sacrifice and service, I am very sensitive to this issue. Vet tix is a great organization that has taken on the mission of allowing those who care to bless our vets thru event ticket donations. It may seem like a small gesture but it is so good for vets to feel appreciated.

1

Client Served

Rating: 2

Vettix is a great resource for Veterans and active duty service members to get tickets to events they may have difficulty attending otherwise. My family and I use it regularly to go to events we couldn't afford otherwise. Their mobile site is absolutely terrible, which has almost driven me to stop using the site several times. It seems like a lot of the folks in the "Hero's Wish" section are high enough pay grades that they could easily afford the tickets that they are asking for. It'd be nice if that section were restricted to lower paygrade servicemembers who really can't afford the trips they're asking for.

Comments ( 1 )

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Vet Tix 02/06/2020

Hero's Wish has nothing to do with pay... what does it matter what people can afford or not afford.... it about giving back. Period!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

They get three stars because it's awesome what they provide! A couple years ago they would've easily been given 5 stars. The reason for the rating is two fold. It's impossible to contact their "customer service" unless it's about a very specific issue that is listed on their site. Second, they use to allow you to set event alerts for ALL events. Can't do that anymore. I've been trying to get Rose Bowl tickets this year. Have bid 400 coins twice and didn't get selected (which is fine). However, I've noticed multiple times additional tickets have been added. I've tried to set event alerts, but cannot. I even have the browser open and refresh every 10-15 minutes. Yesterday I did this only to find that twice additional tickets were added and claimed in that short window. Not saying an event alert would've guaranteed I got the tickets, but would've increased my chances and gave me piece of mind that I had a fair shot. I will continue to use the site because it is awesome and love what they do. I just don't use it with as much confidence that I use to.

1 William H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. I have seen how their donations have made a difference to people.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the very few non-profits that I ADAMANTLY share with my veteran friends and family, as I believe so strongly in their commitment to supporting and encouraging our family growth!! I know for a fact that my family is stronger and healthier because of the many events that we are able to share TOGETHER thanks to the generous donations of the VetTix supporters! We can't thank them enough!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love how they help veterans find free and reduced price tickets to great events.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

US Navy 1997-2007! I love Vet Tix! I have never felt so appreciated for my service and have been able to attend many concerts and events I would not have been able to attend without this wonderful charity. Thank you all who donate.

2 Dale W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a 100% service-connected disabled army officer. Vet Tix provides a valuable service and shows respect to vets by providing free or low-cost tickets to activities and events. Keep up the good work!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a 100% DAV and don't leave the House much, so I log-in and with help from my nurse I hope this will work for me. I just ordered my first one and will see if all goes well?

2 William D. B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped my family beyond measure. We have had many nights of entertaining that we could have never had without them. If you are going to donate to any charity, please add this to your top 5 please. Many VETS have been helped.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

An Amazing organization.. even recognizes this old airborne veteran. They gave e the opportunity to make memories with my now 10 yr old... You could ask for a better group of people! Thank you Vet Tix!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Air Force Fire Fighter 1996-2001- I have never felt so appreciated for my service before joining Vettix. They and the donors have given me and my wife opportunities to attend concerts, theaters/musicals, sporting events, and museums multiple times throughout the years...something we would not be able to afford without them. If you know a vet please tell them about Vettix...they'll love it!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is fantastic. You can get tickets to different kind of sporting events, concerts, and all types of functions. Wife and I have been to multiple events that I could not have been able to afford due to this organization. This a veterans only organization. They take care to verify your eligibility. I would definitely recommend this organization to any veteran.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to Vettix and the many, many people and organizations that support the program. The experiences I've enjoyed through Vettix has helped me reconnect with my family and closest friends, something that can be hard to do after the emotional dampening that helped me cope with deployment experiences.

2 Alicia G.1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I first heard about this from a co-worker this year as she knew I was also a veteran. I used this site once to secure tickets for the Jojo Siwa concert for myself and my kids. Many of the tickets are either free or discounted and is a great way to save money especially if you have a large family like mine. A big thank-you to the sponsors or private donors that make this happen. My only wish to make this a five star review would be if they had more family oriented events located close by

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are so many events to choose from that there is something for everyone! This is such a great organization that all veterans need to know about it and need to utilize their services. We are also so grateful to those who donate the tickets. It's difficult and expensive to get tickets to a lot of these events, so huge thanks to everyone!

1 Jersun A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love VetTix, I've been able to take my family to many normally unreachable events thanks to this orgainization and we really do appreciate their efforts to boost the morale of the veterans and their supporting cast (aka family members)! It really goes a long way in keeping some of our sanity in check!

Thanks and I highly highly recommend this if you haven't taken advantage of this yet.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just recently found out about VetTix. What a great organization. Have used 3 times thus far for a hockey game, a car show, and a stock car race. All seats are great, affordable and a I can get very easily. Congrats to VetTix for providing such a great service to al veterans and to those organizations and individuals who donate.

Hansy P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been God sent for me and my family. We don't have the means to go to any of these events on our own. Without Vet tix we wouldn't be able to go out at all. We are so grateful for this organization and I will always support it.

Client Served

Rating: 4

This has been a terrific organization for myself and others veterans that I know.
Thank you for doing what you do to serve those that have served, When I was honorably discharged from the military after serving in Vietnam, I did not feel that my sacrifices were valued or appreciated and the long term effects of war have been difficult to say the least. VetTix helps take the sting out of that from time to time. Thank you!

1 James H.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have nothing but fantastic things to say about that tax. They go above and beyond the call of duty to help out veterans and first responders.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran Ticket Foundation - VetTix, is on of the best Veteran programs going for Veterans and their families and friends. I have had the opportunity to attend many quality events here in the Phoenix Metro area. Things like Barrett Jackson, Spring Training Baseball events, Auto racing events at PIR, and attended many Arts and Entertainment events. Reduced ticket prices as well! If you are a Vet and have not signed up yet, you need to do this now!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that puts veterans at the center. It is great going to an event and seeing other vets and I truly know that for veteran's going through difficult times, these events and this organization helps.

2 Jason L.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization. Priority #1 is to give back to people who selflessly give to others.

2 McCrary N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really appreciate VetTix for their constant efforts to provide veteran’s & our families the opportunity to attend events that sometimes we may not have had the opportunity. Love you guys for this @ I’m forever grateful!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Vet Tix for giving back to veterans. My wife Maria and I have gone to numerous concerts thanks to your organization, and we have loved them all. We are very grateful. When I joined the Navy back in 1983, I never expected anything like this in return. I’m proud to have served, and humbled by the gratitude shown by your organization and donors.

1 Brandon C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization, has helped my family and I go to several events we otherwise wouldn’t have gone to.

1 Adam R.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that really cares about veterans.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Won tickets to the Fiesta Bowl in Pheonix,Az on 12/28/19. I was notified on 12/12/19 that I had won the lottery for 2 tickets that included being involved in the flag holding ceremony during the pregame. I was given a web link to go pay for the transfer fee for the tickets. Each time I went to the link I received a message that the web page was under maintenance and to check back. I received this message until 9am on 12/16/19. At 5pm on 12/16/19 I checked and found I had lost my tickets because I had not paid the transfer fee of $14.95. The maintenance message is still on the VetTix web site for the Fiesta Bowl. I don't understand what happened or why I was not given the 24hr time frame I had read about. I would hesitate to try this again as I had made plans (after being told i had won the ticket lottery) with a close friend for this game, and had to cancel on him. Very disappointed in this organization

Comments ( 1 )

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Vet Tix 12/18/2019

system errors, human errors, and timing errors.... and we are doing everything to make it right... the game time has not passed yet so there is time for you to be less disappointed... hopefully many out there reading this understand why this person is upset and why the 1 star review... and at the same time understand that this situation is an outlier and read all the other reviews to get a better sense of how amazing our donors are... and how amazing our staff is... and how amazingly appreciative those we serve our of us.

2 Todd M.3

Client Served

Rating: 1

Can't help anybody when system bogged down! Can't pick my role 4 this complaint thanx 4 nothing

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a blood donor at One Blood, 17 gallons donor, always like to recognize the great work that One Blood does.

God Bless, Lewis McRae

1 CerinaBee

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to VetTix for our free tickets and awesome seats at Trans Siberian Orchestra in Worcester, MA! This USAF vet and the Gold Star father that I had the honor of being accompanied by...thoroughly enjoyed the show! You ROCK!!