Miracle on Canal Street to benefit 30 children's charities

MILWAUKEE -- Miracle on Canal Street is a year-round program, where Potawatomi Bingo Casino's bingo players can pay $3 and play the Miracle Bingo game. Half of the money goes into the pot for the winner, and half will help local children's charities.

The fundraising effort began 18 years ago, and some of Potawatomi's bingo players have been donating to the Miracle fund since the beginning. This year, 30 children's charities have been chosen to receive funds from the program. One of them is First Stage Children's Theater.

"We were absolutely elated with the news, especially with our 25th season this year. That's just so huge for us to have that support, and the support of the community," Jennifer Hubbartt with First Stage said.

Since the program began, Miracle on Canal Street has raised more than $10 million, helping nearly 350 children's charities. Potawatomi says they plan to keep the tradition going, and do what they can to help the children. "We help a wide range of charities. Charities that educate, like First Stage, charities that put roofs over children's heads, charities that put food on kid's plates," Ryan Amundson with Potawatomi Bingo Casino said.

Potawatomi plans to announce the grand total raised during the Miracle Bingo Bash Friday, December 9th. For tickets, call 414-847-7988 or visit paysbig.com/miracle.