Living + Giving in NYC

Wine and dine. Games and giving back. That’s how Brown Paper Tickets celebrates milestones. This past May marked two major ones—we recently opened a New York City office and our crew is now up and running in the Big Apple. We also celebrated our 15th Anniversary (woot). That’s 15 years of a beautiful relationship between
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Derby Blood Drives Rolling Out Coast to Coast

Roller derby is out for blood (yours). Brown Paper Tickets and the Red Cross team up again for the third annual Make ‘em Bleed blood drives. The efforts expand this year with New England leagues rolling into town and rolling up their sleeves. From August 2 to December 31, athletes from California, Massachusetts, Connecticut and
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13 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Pride

June is LGBT Pride Month. A time to reflect on past (and current) struggles, celebrate positive changes and paint the town rainbow. In honor of Pride Month, here are 13 LGBT festivals, parades, parties and fundraisers in big cities and small towns around the U.S. Do whatever makes you feel most proud. Drag + Cabaret 1. The
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Making the Big Climb to Cure Blood Cancer

Brown Paper Tickets’ special ops event genius Erika Harder led a team of brave and well-hydrated Brown Paper Ticketeers to climb the tallest building in Seattle (no, it’s NOT the Space Needle) at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Big Climb on Sunday. At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle stands as the second
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Giving Refugees a Helping Handshake

Language barriers. Financial worries. Finding a job. Refugees face enormous hardships, especially during the first few months in the U.S. On Giving Tuesday, a group from Brown Paper Tickets visited the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Seattle to facilitate mock job interviews with a refugee group who just arrived to the U.S. a few weeks
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12 Ways of Giving and a Message of Gratitude

This Giving Tuesday (and everyday), Brown Paper Tickets is grateful. Before we get to the season of turtle doves and French hens, we’re taking a gratitude pause to reflect on the little things that aren’t little at all. Food and water. Speaking without fear. Reading, writing, dancing, singing. Health. Safety. View our UNselfie video or
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Revolutionary Fee-Free Donation Tool Gives More to Good Causes

Got a big heart? You’ll love this. Ready, set, raise more money. With our fee-free online donation tool, you can maximize money for good causes, projects and organizations with no service fee taken from Brown Paper Tickets. Zero. Zilch. Nada. No contract. No deadlines. No limitations. No charge from us. $667,047 has been raised to
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Teens Learn Design Fundamentals

Volunteering makes people happier, the community healthier, the world brighter. Our staffers love getting out there and devoting time to great causes. With our collective volunteer hours, we have great stories to share, shout outs to give, and amazing organizations to highlight. This tale of inspiring voluntarism comes from Karen Chappell, a Brown Paper Tickets
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130 Big Apple Kids Learn Urban Farming via $2500 Gift

Thanks to City Growers, goodwill (and good food) is sprouting up on rooftops across the Big Apple. Since 2011, City Growers has brought more than 10,000 urban kids to rooftop farms for educational excursions and workshops. We love their mission to teach families nutrition and urban farming techniques. Last Saturday, Brown Paper Tickets donated $2,500
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California Roller Derby Blood Drives Expect Record Crowds

Blood. Skates. Cookies. Community. Lives. Brown Paper Tickets and Red Cross team up with 8 roller derby leagues in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for the 2nd annual blood drive to save lives, rally the community and make it fun to tap your veins. Dates span August 9 to October 18, 2014. In its
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