Send A Kid

Inspire youth with music & art

Bumbershoot believes that all children benefit from discovery and exposure to music and art. A day at Bumbershoot will help to build community, feed the imagination, foster growth, and offer new experiences. For special designated dates during the summer, when you purchase your Bumbershoot ticket, we’ll match your purchase and give a ticket to an under-served youth from our community and an accompanying adult for a day of exploration, imagination and culture.

When you buy a ticket, we’ll give a ticket.  Buy a 3-day admission, we’ll give 3 tickets.  It’s that easy (and that awesome).

Send A Kid Testimonials

Bumbershoot was amazing by the way.  I went with my friend Kacie and we rocked out… It was a nice treat for all the work I’ve been putting in towards my goals. Good stress reliever.” — homeless youth served via Send A Kid

Thank you for bumbershoot! my mind was blown away saw lots of comedy and music and film.” — homeless youth served via Send A Kid

Two other youth have been trying to stay clean and sober…. they both used their tickets to bring a friend for clean sober fun!” — Nancy Stillger, Program Manager at Art with Heart

I want to thank you for the Bumbershoot tickets again this year. I was able to share all of them with some really great families. One family called me this morning to let me know how much they enjoyed the festival…It’s something I know for sure these people would not have been able to afford on their own. Thank you again.Employee at Sound Mental Health

About the Beneficiaries

We work with the following organizations to distribute the Bumbershoot tickets sold via Send A Kid. Last year, approximately $65,000 in tickets (about 1,000 passes total) were given to families who otherwise could not afford to attend Bumbershoot. Our goal this year is to donate $100,000 worth of tickets—almost 1,500 Bumbershoot day passes—back to our community.

Art with Heart

Since 1996, Art with Heart has healed children’s emotional wounds through the proven tool of therapeutic creative expression. We hope for a world where every child can heal through creative expression. Our therapeutic art activity books and programs foster self-confidence and social and emotional learning for high risk youth.


Arts Corps

Arts Corps was founded on the principle that all young people, not just those with resources, should have access to quality arts learning opportunities. Since 2000, their excellent faculty of teaching artists have been modeling and fostering creative habits of mind in K–12th grade students so that they may reach their full potential. They work with area community organizations and schools to reach as many kids as possible with powerful arts learning experiences. And since Arts Corps believes that every child should have the freedom to imagine and the courage to be, the classes they offer are free.


Umoja P.E.A.C.E. Center

Umoja’s mission is to inspire and empower youth through Positive Education, Art, Culture & Enterprise (P.E.A.C.E.). The Center has become an important voice informing efforts by the City of Seattle to address the needs of African-American youth.