MILWAUKEE (WITI) – They provide meals for hungry children. They make sure our youngest and most vulnerable have a safe place to stay. They give our youth a more well-rounded education by exposing them to the arts. And now, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is helping fund the great things 30 local children’s charities do through its signature community program, Miracle on Canal Street.
Twenty of those organizations from around southeastern Wisconsin were randomly selected Thursday, November 6th to benefit from the property’s annual program.
“Once again we’ve selected a tremendous group of charities to take part in this year’s Miracle on Canal Street,” said Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Bingo Director Melanie Martin. “It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful organizations we have in southeastern Wisconsin doing such great things for our youth. We’re so pleased to help fund these efforts.”
This year’s Miracle on Canal Street randomly selected charities include:
In addition to the randomly selected charities, 10 signature charities selected by the program’s media partners were announced in August. They include:
Miracle on Canal Street funds are raised primarily through special Miracle bingo games played during every bingo session. The fund-raising total will be announced during a special event held at the casino Dec. 12.
Since its inception in 1994, the Miracle on Canal Street program has made 552 donations totaling more than $13.6 million to fund children’s programs throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Eligible charities applied during a call for entry period which closed in June. Eligible organizations must have 501(c) (3) status, serve a primary client base of children younger than 18 and be located within Milwaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Sheboygan or Walworth counties. A complete list of submission guidelines is available at www.paysbig.com/miracle.