one way we can all help cleveland kids

This has nothing to do with food, but everything to do with Cleveland. Jamie and I are both on the board of Most Valuable Kids (MVK), a group that provides underserved children throughout Cleveland the chance to see LeBron dunk, Grady homer (when healthy), Joshua Cribbs do just about everything and see the inside of the beautiful and magnificent Allen Theater or Cleveland Orchestra.

MVK takes unused tickets to any sporting or entertainment event and gives them to local kids so they can experience what many of us take for granted. Often for the very first time.

Think about it – how often do you decide to pass on the Tribe game or let the weekend orchestra tickets go unused? Same with season tickets where you work? This is such an easy way for people to help those less fortunate and it doesn’t cost a dime, which is something we can all appreciate during the current state of things.

So please help us spread the word. We have a lot of children waiting to go to a game, a play or the museum – we just need tickets! If you have tickets, or your company does, please visit the site and learn how to donate. It’s ridiculously easy and you’ll be responsible for some very big smiles throughout our city. Thank you.


  1. Suzanne
    Posted July 7, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing this. I didn't know this existed and I think it sounds like a great program.

  2. Beanie
    Posted July 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Michelle. This is a wonderful program. I'll definitely keep it on my list for next time I have tickets come up.

  3. Naomi
    Posted July 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    What a great thing! Have FB'd and tweeted about it … thanks for sharing!

  4. Robert Stockham
    Posted July 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    I shared this article on my blog. I quoted it verbatim so I wouldn't get any info wrong. Keep me up to date on how this is going and I will gladly share from time to time!