Ticket Donation Guidelines
Circus Smirkus is dedicated to helping like-minded organizations working for children, education, health, wellness – and the circus arts, of course! Our circus is able to donate a limited number of Big Top Tour tickets each year to raise funds for our fellow non-profit, tax-exempt organizations. Please understand that we receive a clown trunk-full of requests! While we can’t accommodate every worthy cause, each request is given serious consideration.
Please do not call or email to request a donation. All requests MUST be submitted using our official Ticket Request Form. Before submitting a request through our form, please verify the following criteria:
You qualify as an employee or official representative of the registered 501c3 nonprofit organization which our donated tickets would serve to benefit.
Your organization actively conducts business in CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, and/or VT -or- is a registered nonprofit circus arts organization.
Your organization maintains community relations efforts benefitting children, education, health, wellness, circus arts -or- similarly related mission based efforts.
Circus Smirkus does not consider requests made by, or for the benefit of political candidates, political parties, for-profit organizations, sports teams, individuals, or third parties. Donated tickets may not be used as prizes (including raffles), volunteer gifts, or for incentive programs. Our organization reserves the right to refuse groups which may be considered controversial. The mission of the benefitting organization and/or fundraising event must not be contrary to the mission of Circus Smirkus. Big Top Tour ticket donations are limited to one (1) donation per organization per year. Note that preference is given to organizations filing their first request.
And hey, folks – we’re a 501c3 nonprofit, too. Like you, we rely on the generosity of others as a key way to make ends meet. That said, by necessity, preference is given to organizations that can provide a helping hand to Smirkus in return. Whether it’s cross promotion, social media/newsletter representation, or reciprocal donation – your help can go a long way.