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 our company and all the different communities we serve.
To thank New York for the warm welcome and to show our continued support to this amazing city, we hosted two parties and asked attendees at each to vote on charities they thought needed a little Brown Paper Tickets love.
We rocked The Paper Box in Brooklyn with giant Jenga, live performances and the game with the debatable name (is it corn hole or beanbags?). We also hosted a swanky rooftop soiree at Brooklyn Grange—the cuisine was an epicurean’s dream, the wine was flowing and oooh, that view.
You asked. We listened. Here are the New York charities voted on by New Yorkers.
Brooklyn Party Charity Winner: Housing Works
What They Get: 5% of profits from Brown Paper Tickets’ New York state events from May 1 – 31, 2015.
How They Give Back: Housing Works strives to end the crises of homelessness and AIDS. It is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States and provides housing, job training, primary care and legal consulting to the more than 4,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. The organization runs 12 thrift stores and a bookstore to help fund their efforts.
Queens Party Charity Winner: The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH).
What They Get: 5% of profits from Brown Paper Tickets’ New York state events from June 1 – 30, 2015.
How They Give Back: NYCCAH gives a voice to more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.4 million New Yorkers who can’t afford food. The organization also strives to implement creative solutions to propel society beyond the soup kitchen to ensure food self-sufficiency.
Photo: Housing Works photo courtesy of organization’s social media (credit: Joshua Cristal). NYCCAH photo courtesy of organization’s social media.