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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 5.2 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

2702 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Emp Mitch

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran Tickets Foundation Vettix / 1sttix An outstanding and very giving organization. Truly one of a kind. They have afforded me the opportunity to attend various shows, concerts, & sporting events throughout Chicago. Being able to take my son and enjoy a game & show him at an early age the historical significance of each sport and of each team is uplifting. From the Bears to the White Sox to the Blackhawks to the Bulls, he was in awe of them all. When asked if we had another baseball team we could go see, I couldn't lie to my son, I told him the truth....No. Having an opportunity to meet players, observe the monuments & statues at these great stadiums was amazing & memorable in its own right. To get away, w/ my son and be able to block out outside noise, problems, & internal ailments is what was truly priceless. Even if it was for only a few hours. Saying Thank You & being grateful doesn't do it justice neither. The aforementioned nonprofit is second to none in what they do. And hope many more Veterans can take advantage of this great nonprofit and most importantly thanks to the donors. Please keep donating. Without them there wouldn't be a nonprofit to write a review about. USAF Veteran

Dennis N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Verification keeps posers out. Any one who is a veteran has record or access to records. Excellent service.

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has been wonderful in providing opportunities for my family to attend events we may not have been able to otherwise. In one instance in particular, I had to travel unexpectantly one week when they were going to ship tickets to me. I knew if they shipped to my home I would not have gotten them in time to attend the event so I contacted them. They were able to cancel the shipment, retrieve my package, and re-address to where I was going, all at no fee. Everyone I've ever been in contact with this organization has done more than expected to help out and all seem to do it with a smile on their face. Highly recommended and I tell all my veteran friends about them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran Tickets Foundation has enabled my and my family several opportunities to attend sporting and entertainment events that we would have been able to attend. Their lottery system is fair and gives everyone a chance to obtain great tickets. They have built relationships with many organizations in order to provide so many tickets for so many veterans.

The system to qualify is very fair and easy, just provide proof that you are a veteran and you are good to go.

Thanks you VetTix for all you do.

Tim_43

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has made it possible for me to attend events that my family and I otherwise wouldn't have been able to.

1SG Tim Wallace, US Army, Retired

1 Deborah81

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not say enough about VetTix regarding their generosity. My first contact with them was through their website as a "regular" participant. That alone won me over. My family has had the opportunity to attend events that we normally would not be able to afford. We go on more outings as a family...and who can put a price on time with your family? Later, I asked NetTix if they could assist a group of qualifying participants make a out of town trip happen (with VetTix providing tickets for an event) They immediately said yes and then provided our group with tickets to not just one event, but two. Clearly, above and beyond the call of duty. The person I happened to speak with in the course of developing this trip and the event was enthusiastic and seemed thrilled to be helping us. Organizations like this don't just happen. Somebody has to be pouring their heart in to it.

Mike106

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for the tickets for Rob Zombie. The show was amazing and the seats were too. I appreciate VETERAN TICKETS FOUNDATION and support them in all they do -

Jimmy G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome service....thanks for helping us all not only remember those who served, but to give them something back.

Tom_58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization, doing a great thing for service members and veterans. Can't say enough great things. Thank You Vet tix!!

John231

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

A request was posted on my Facebook newsfeed asking for a review so here it is:

I am no longer interested in donating the time of day to this organization. I have emailed them twice asking for the procedure to donate Major League Baseball tickets (Arizona Diamondbacks Season Ticket holder) and they have yet to reply. These tickets would be at somewhat of a short notice item with maybe a week or two lead time so maybe they just aren't interested in helping the many vets that live around the Phoenix, Arizona area attend a MLB baseball game. They have no desire to contact a donor asking a question and say, on their website that they are too busy to make individual contact so I am now too busy to donate to them. Not asking them for the moon, just a little common courtesy which they seem to have a very short supply on.

Comments ( 2 )

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Vet Tix 01/28/2014

We have a section on our website specifically on how to donate tickets.
Not sure what happened to your request but it's pretty simple... if the lead time is less then a week the tickets would need to be turned into electronic (by you and the DBACKS) and uploaded via support system. once received event created and in-kind receipt. (http://www.vettix.org/contact.php)
If time to drop into the mail and then us be able to get them to the vets in time that address is also listed on our support page.
Many donors do this everyday with no issue... as I type this we just had electronic tickets donated for a Anaheim Ducks for tonight's game.
We have only 5 people working this foundation and many of us have other full-time jobs as well... we do the best we can while trying to keep our 99% organization.
Finally, here are over 300 testimonials from us giving DBACKs tickets away -> http://www.vettix.org/feedback.php?s=diamondbacks&Submit=Search
We are about all our Veterans, Military their families and families of those KIA.
We have sent you a private message associated with this negative review... hopefully we can get to the bottom of this as many in AZ would love to take advantage of your donation. Thank You

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Vet Tix 02/05/2014

Just to follow-up, we have asked twice for this person to email us and try and get this figured out... 2 separate follow-up private messages. We also found the support ticket entered from them asking "how to donate" and it was explained completely to them in less then 24 hours of being received (Dec 2103)... and they responded as if they did even read our detailed instructions. and they basically asked the same question again.

Mike105

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about the Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix), this origination works relentlessly 24/7 to make sure that active duty military, veterans and their families can attend events that are normally out of reach due to financial costs. I was medically retired from the Air Force after 25 years of service, and having a hard time finding work due to my injury and the meds I take, so therefore I am living on a fixed income, putting one child through collage and another will be a senior next year. It is very difficult to live pay check to pay check, but we manage. So, my point is this: VetTix has offered people like me and others who have written, “That blank check, payable to the United Sates,” an opportunity to attend events that normally we wouldn't be able to attend. The process of showing the proper documentation they need is not that big of a deal, and they have made it a simple task compared to some other originations. Their customer service is very helpful, professional, and they will do whatever they can to make things right, and make their members happy. As a veteran it is so AWESOME to see an organization that supports and thanks our troops. It means a lot to be a part of events that recognize our active duty military & Veterans along with their families in a positive supportive manner. Thank you for the dedication and hard work it takes to keep Vettix a GREAT origination.

Ashley84

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is life changing for veteran they have opened up a world of possibilitys for my husband who severed in Afghanistan and came home not so well. He got the opportunity to see shows and events without paying and arm and leg some event's that were even on his bucket list (events we have been to : Nascar, The killers in concert in San Francisco, PBR, wynona judd concert, motor cross events, and warrior's basketball game plus a few more but having these tickets from vettix has helped a man who doesn't like being in public places at all an opportunity to see lots of amazing shows and be a part of this world that has so many great things to see thank you so much vettix

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has been doing outstanding work for the troops for years. Every chance I get I recommend their services to fellow service members and veterans. Their customer service is top notch and I have enjoyed all events I have been to on behalf of their donated tickets. Thank you VetTix!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an excellent organization. I have had lis of positive experiences receiving tickets for many different events. I always make sure to donate to help more veterans receive free tickets or have a wish come true for their family. You guys do a great job, thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been an honor and a privilege to watch this organization grow over the years. What started out as a group of friends, most former active duty servicemen, at a Superbowl game where the active duty servicemen who presented colors on the field were not allowed to stay and watch the game because Superbowl tickets were too premium to give away...it ignited a fire within those friends to stand up and do something about it...not only did do "something" about it, they did something about it in such a huge way. I am PROUD of what Vet Tix does to find a way to say thank you to our service men and women, past and present, assisting them in making memories for their families. The smiles it brings to the families that get to take advantage of the events offered through Vet Tix is priceless...Most of the time these Military cannot afford to do some of the things without the assistance of VET TIX. The HEROES WISH program is where a hero will want to do something for their family and not have the funds to make it happen, and VET TIX jumps into action, creating an opportunity to collaborate hotel, travel, events and perks to give the Hero and family a moment forever etched in their hearts. BRAVO VET TIX...BRAVO!! *smiles*

Tyler9

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is AWESOME! Love keeping up with the work they do to support those who have served. I have received tickets to several events in the past and each transaction was quick and easy. Keep up the great work guys. WE APPRECIATE IT!

Cheryl81

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is a great organization who does their very best to provide free entertainment to our service members and veterans! The verification process is necessary to make sure they are providing tickets to the group they have accepted the donations for. My family applauds them for the awesome service they provide to those who have given so much to serve their country. We have enjoyed several events thanks to the kindness of the donors and the great organization and fairness of Vet Tix! Keep up the awesome work! Thank you!!

Kara16

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I love the Veteran Tickets Foundation. They have provided several wonderful opportunities for our family to make new, wonderful memories together. They offer an invaluable service and I recommend them to every Veteran I meet.

Heith H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that has helped thousands of veterans and their families I applaud what they do every day

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix has come through for me and my family numerous times. A lot of great family moments and memories are accredited to vet tix and thier generous sponsors. THANK VET TIX!!!!! Keep it up!!!!

Christy K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

greatful for what they do !!! and that they serve the military