COVID assistance for 868 Box Office Professionals

This is a picture from IATSE Local 868's 60th anniversary.  There are more than twice as many 868 Members who are not in this picture and at least that many have been out of work since March 2020 due to COVID.

We are Box Office/Ticketing professionals who work in theaters in DC and MD. The Performing Arts and Live Entertainment were one of the first industries to close down and will be one of the last to reopen.  Close to 50 members of my 868 family have been out of work since March and are unlikely to be called back to work until this summer at the earliest - if at all.

I am one of the few lucky ones who is still working and have been struggling to find a way to help those who are not. Today is my 60th Birthday (there I said it...) and while I have never posted a request like this on my birthday before, I am going to this year. If you are working and are able to help, please give to this GoFundMe campaign. My hope is that I can raise enough money for my colleagues who are not working that equal more than the stimulus checks and aid the government has decided they are worthy of.

Thank you friends and family! I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

Anne

Donations

  • Cara Pomponio 
    • $50 
    • 23 d
  • Holly Longstreth 
    • $50 
    • 24 d
  • Gregg Hudson 
    • $100 
    • 24 d
  • Anne M Vantine 
    • $100 
    • 24 d

Organizer

Anne Vantine 
Organizer
Woodbridge, VA
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