is one of 30 children’s charities from southeastern Wisconsin selected to participate in this year’s Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s annual Miracle on Canal Street, Potawatomi’s signature community program. CCC plans to use the anticipated donation from the program to help unsponsored families purchase shoes for their children.
This year marks the 18th anniversary of Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s Miracle on Canal Street program. Together with its dedicated bingo players, the organization has donated more than $10.5 million to nearly 350 local children’s charities. Potawatomi Bingo Casino raises funds for the program through a series of special bingo games. The generosity of casino guests, vendors, media partners and team members has allowed the program to grow each year.
To be eligible for Miracle on Canal Street, an organization must have 501(c)(3) status, be located in Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Waukesha or Washington counties and serve a primary client base of children younger than 18. The Miracle on Canal Street grand total is announced during the Miracle Bingo Bash on Friday, Dec. 9.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled or grateful to have been selected as a Miracle on Canal Street charity this year,” said Ruth Page Jones, CCC’s executive director. “The funds we receive will increase the help we are able to provide the families in our program who are not sponsored. We will use the money to help our families buy shoes for their children, a necessity that will mean so much to our clients.”
CCC also reminds the public of the opportunity to sponsor a family registered with CCC. CCC is currently matching families, organizations and individuals willing to sponsor children with families in need. Sponsorship involves purchasing toys or clothing in the amount of $60 per child. Sponsors should make arrangements to deliver their gifts of Christmas toys or clothing personally by December 14. Interested sponsors are encouraged to call 262-549-NOEL (6635). CCC takes calls Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Monday evenings from 6 until 8 p.m.
Families who are not matched with sponsors through the program are invited to come to the CCC Toy Shop to shop for community-donated gifts and clothing items for their children. CCC is also requesting donations from the community of cash and gift cards to help children for whom a sponsor is not found.