Behind the Scenes Shares Ways of Supporting Colleagues with Holiday Giving

by Frank Hammel

NEW YORK – Behind the Scenes, the foundation-backed charity that provides entertainment technology industry members who are ill or injured with grants that may be used for basic living and medical expenses, noted a few ways this annual time of year for giving can be made even more meaningful this holiday season.

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Have you joined the growing number of people who agree with friends and family to make donations to charity rather than exchange holiday gifts? Has your company made the decision to contribute to charity rather than send out yet another gift package to say thank you to customers and employees? Behind the Scenes is the charity that everyone can agree on because it was formed to assist you, your colleagues, your employees, or your customers in times of crisis. Visit to make your holiday donation.

Use AmazonSmile for Your Online Purchases

Every time you place an order through Amazon you can help Behind the Scenes by using AmazonSmile at no cost to you. You’ll find the exact same low prices and selection as, and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to BTS. Go to or to  and search for PLASA Foundation / Behind the Scenes. Millions of products are eligible for donations and are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their detail pages. You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, and other settings are also the same. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to BTS.

New BTS Swag

We’ve introduced a new array of great BTS Swag just in time for the holidays. A fabulous jacket, long sleeve fleeces, button down shirts, a new grey tie, and fleece hats (some hats also have the LRLR logo). And just for fun there are jersey boxer shorts with “Front of House” on the front and yes, you guessed it, “Behind the Scenes” on the back! They’ll make great stocking stuffers since women like them too (to sleep in). We also have holiday cards, Christmas ornaments, corkscrews and luggage grippers so you can always spot your bag. Visit to see what’s available.