Play bingo and help local children through the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Heart of Canal Street program

MILWAUKEE -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's 2015 Heart of Canal Street program is officially underway.

FOX6's Katrina Kravy and Brian Kramp call bingo at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

FOX6's Katrina Cravy and Brian Kramp called a bingo game on Wednesday afternoon, August 5th to help kick off the annual program through Potawatomi.

There are special bingo games at Potawatomi now through December 10th.

Here's how it works:

You choose to take part, and half of each $3 bingo came purchased goes toward charities benefiting children across southeastern Wisconsin.

FOX6's signature charity this year is the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Heart of Canal Street program

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's charity program has contributed more than $14.6 million to hundreds of local children’s charities since it began in 1994.

Each year, funds are generated through special bingo games and other promotions.

Bingo at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

New this year: Potawatomi has added a Charity of Choice to the Heart of Canal Street program. The first $100,000 raised will go towards a program that will address the most critical issues facing youth in our community—violence in the central city.

The 2015 Charity of Choice is Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board’s pilot program, Youth Works MKE, helping to reduce the effects of gun violence in Milwaukee.

"Here at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, we're in the heart of the Menomonee Valley, the heart of the city of Milwaukee and our heart has always been at the center of our giving and now it's in our name. It means the world to us to give $14.6 million to more than 500 charities over the past 20 years," Renee Kirnberger with Potawatomi Hotel & Casino said.

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