Today: Buy a Bumbershoot ticket, give a Bumbershoot ticket to a kid

There are no shortage of worthy charitable organizations and operations in Seattle, which meet the needs of King County's hundreds of homeless youth. But one of the needs of young people is rarely addressed by cash-strapped non-profits: The need for art, culture and music. Which is why Bumbershoot created Send a Kid, a program that helps get young people into the annual festival.

Designed for low-income and homeless youth who can't afford the sticker price of the festival, Send a Kid is a ticket-matching program that provides free passes to one young person and one accompanying adult. Essentially, on specified days, when you buy tickets, King County kids and families get tickets. And today is one of those days.

Beginning today and lasting for one week, when you buy tickets (including single-day and three-day passes), Bumbershoot will donate admission to kids in need. And if you miss your chance this week, a second Send a Kid week will begin on June 22.

Send a Kid is a partnership between Bumbershoot organizer One Reel, Art with Heart, Art Corps, and the Umoja P.E.A.C.E. Center.

In 2012, 800 tickets were given to those who couldn't afford to attend the festival.

For more information, visit Bumbershoot's website.