Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Applause Tickets Gives Back

For Rich Gladstone and Bill Stolting, the owners of Applause Tickets, volunteering comes naturally. That’s why they jumped at the chance to help when the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) began its first NATB Gives Back program two years ago. They couldn’t wait to join their fellow ticket brokers in a thoughtful and organized effort to help bring happiness and joy to those less fortunate.

The NATB Gives Back program recently teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization whose philanthropic mission is to help families going through a difficult time emotionally and financially. NATB and its national members knew there couldn’t be a better way to help the Ronald McDonald House than by donating tickets that would bring joy and entertainment to hundreds and even thousands of families. Last year saw the launch of “32 for 32” – the goal being to donate 32 tickets for every preseason NFL football game in each of the 32 markets all around the country. Ticket brokers from all over the country donated $183,893.19 in tickets along with 521 volunteer hours and counting. Applause Tickets is proud to participate in what they feel is a worthy and successful endeavor. 

This year, Applause Tickets is excited to volunteer their time and efforts to another worthy endeavor with the NATB Gives Back and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Applause Tickets and other members of the local Broadway community will be volunteering hours at the New York Ronald McDonald House and will also be donating tickets for this summer’s 32 for 32 program.

Whether it’s helping prepare and serve a meal or send a family to a Broadway Show during their stay in New York City or play board games at a house in Minneapolis, NATB Gives Back’s mission is to help make the lives of people staying at the local houses a little easier during their challenging times.

With great appreciation from everyone on the NATB Gives Back Charity team, Applause Tickets looks forward to speaking with anyone who would like to volunteer some time at a local Ronald McDonald House chapter location. Having you spend some time with the kids and their families will make a tremendous difference in their lives and, we can guarantee, your life as well.

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