Changing Food Deserts, One Hoophouse at a Time

Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates a portion of our profits to a charity suggested through this page. We receive hundreds of submissions from inspiring, heart-string-tugging outfits across the world and I am lucky to be part of the selection process. This past month, we chose ECO City Farms of Prince George’s County, Maryland. We
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Paid Time-On: Our Bark for Life Adventure

Brown Paper Tickets gives all employees 40 paid hours per year to volunteer for any non-profit organization that sings to their hearts. We call it Paid Time-On and it’s part of our Not-Just-for-Profit company core values. One of our most recent Paid Time-On adventures took place in the planning, production and day-of volunteering at Bark
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Charity Spotlight: Cancer Connection, a Place to Find Community

“Providing services that should be a human right for free.” We received this note along with the recommendation that Cancer Connection of Northampton, MA become a Brown Paper Tickets’ monthly charity recipient. The message intrigued us. It is essential that folks battling illness, as well as their friends, family, and caregivers find strength from community.
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Charity of the Month: The Beatitude House

Each month, Brown Paper Tickets donates 5% of profits to a charity submitted through our charity donation page. See our previous donation recipients. Ursuline Sister Margaret Scheetz was so inspired by the film God Bless the Child that she opened the Beatitude House. The film tells the tale of a mother and daughter caught in
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Introducing IndyHumane, Our Charity Pick for June

I spent the last 10 minutes watching cats sleep on the IndyHumane’s Live Cat Cams. It was magical. The live feed is just one of many awesome things about the independently run Humane Society of Indianapolis, our charity pick for June. Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates 5% of profits to a charity recommended that
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May Charity Pick: Homeless Prenatal Program

Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates at least 5% of profits to a charity from a pool of online charity submissions. See last month’s selection. I’m thrilled to announce our May charity: The Homeless Prenatal Program.  This San Francisco-based organization partners with families to break the cycle of childhood poverty. As a new mother, I
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Charity Pick: April Showers Bring ‘A New Leaf’

Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates at least 5% of our profits to a charity from a pool of online charity submissions that come through our charity page. We are pleased to announce that we have selected A New Leaf as our April 2017 charity. With so many great charities, choosing just one a month
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One Student’s Perspective of Maker Faire Kansas City

Author’s Note: That’s me wearing Eureka (more about that later). As I mentioned in a previous post, I got to help out at Maker Faire Kansas City. Rather than telling you about my experience as a maker, I’ll leave it to Chad, a business student who attended the faire and calls it a cross between
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Coast-to-Coast Roller Derby Blood Drives Kick Off

Sometimes heroes wear capes. Sometimes they wear fishnets and roller skates. For the fourth year in a row, the American Red Cross, Brown Paper Tickets and roller derby leagues will team up to encourage donors to give Blood for Life. Summer is one of the most challenging times for the Red Cross to collect blood
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My National Week of Making

As a Doer focused on encouraging creative reuse and empowering lifelong learners, I’m thrilled about the National Week of Making. From June 17-23, people across the U.S. will join together to teach, learn, share and inspire with hands-on projects of all kinds. I will show people how to turn Brown Paper Tickets‘ discontinued print materials
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