ETA has already donated four memberships to the Thank You Foundation to be given at their discretion to either military personnel or their families
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) September 4, 2007
John Guinn, President and Founder of The Thank You Foundation, today announced a new partnership between The Thank You Foundation (TTYF) http://www.thethankyoufoundation.org and Enjoy the Arts (ETA) http://www.etastart.com. The two non-profit organizations serve Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area communities. The Thank You Foundation honors military personnel and their families and Enjoy the Arts promotes various arts organizations throughout the tristate.
"This is a wonderful partnership and way for local arts organizations to build their audiences," says Guinn. "At the same time local veterans and their families get to sample some local arts and entertainment venues and programming they might not otherwise experience. I love it -- everybody wins."
"ETA has already donated four memberships to the Thank You Foundation to be given at their discretion to either military personnel or their families," said Myrita Craig, Outreach Manager of ETA. "To expand upon this donation, we are partnering with TTYF to launch a program that encourages people to purchase Enjoy the Arts gift memberships at a discount either for veterans, military personnel returning from active duty, or for the families of active duty personnel as 'thank-yous' for their service."
"This program would have a similar function to the Tickets for Troops program, but would provide a full year's worth of arts and entertainment events with our ETA memberships. Experiencing and enjoying the arts can be therapeutic to those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after active duty. Additionally, the memberships are useful for families of active duty personnel whose financial situations may not allow them to otherwise attend such events," says Craig.
Memberships can be purchased for $5 off when designated as gifts for military service personnel or their families. Full-time student memberships (retail $25) can be given to children of veterans or active duty personnel, and non-student memberships (retail $40) can be given to veterans, those returning from active duty, or their spouses. Anyone interested in purchasing discounted ETA memberships as gifts for service personnel or their families, should contact Enjoy the Arts by calling 513-621-4700 to receive the discount. ETA will notify The Thank You Foundation of your gift and TTYF will distribute the membership appropriately.
The recently launched Thank You Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to express gratitude and show appreciation for all members of our United States Armed Forces, past and present. The foundation was started with the belief that the words "Thank You," could transcend political, religious, and ideological differences, to let those who have served or are serving know that they are appreciated.
Enjoy the Arts is an arts non-profit program connecting local audiences to the arts. ETA provides memberships offering free tickets and discounts to over 30 arts organizations in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
About The Thank You Foundation
The Thank You Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to show appreciation and express gratitude for those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces both past and present. The Foundation accomplishes its mission through several programs and activities such as sending care packages, visiting Veterans in care facilities, providing complimentary tickets to sporting and entertainment events, and presenting foundation Thank You Cards and Certificates of Appreciation to those who have served or are serving in the military.
About Enjoy the Arts
Enjoy the Arts is an arts non-profit program connecting audiences to the arts. ETA provides memberships offering free tickets and great discounts to over 30 arts organizations in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, including Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary Art Museum, and many more. All membership levels receive Hip Tips, our arts email newsletter, as well as access to our fun and exclusive member events, and the ability to purchase discounted Cincinnati Zoo tickets and discounted AMC, Showcase, and Esquire movie tickets.
About the League of Cincinnati Theatres
The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati's theatre community. LCT provides its members companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and help increase community awareness, attendance and involvement, with the goal of increasing the quality and frequency of theatre activity in Cincinnati. LCT is dedicated to the education of the public to an expanded knowledge and awareness of the performing arts and perception of the arts as a vital part of community life.
For more information on the Tickets for Troops program or the Thank You Foundation visit http://www.thethankyoufoundation.org or call John Guinn at 1-877-280-8893.
For more information about how to purchase Enjoy the Arts gift memberships for veterans and their families, call Myrita Craig at 513-621-4700 or visit http://www.etastart.com.
For more information about the League of Cincinnati Theatres, visit http://www.cinstages.com/LCT.
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