Potawatomi Hotel and Casino’s ‘Heart Of Canal Street’ charity application process kicks off this week

May 20, 2016

downloadFor more than two decades, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature community program, Heart of Canal Street, has enhanced and improved the lives of children and their families in southeastern Wisconsin.
Local charities will once again have the opportunity to become part of this special tradition as applications for the 2016 program will be accepted beginning Monday, May 16, 2016. Since its inception in 1994, Heart of Canal Street has contributed nearly $16 million to hundreds of charities.
Local non-profit organizations can find the application online at http://www.paysbig.com/business/heart-canal-street/ To be eligible, an organization must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, serve a primary client base of children younger than 18 years of age and be located within Milwaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Sheboygan or Walworth counties. Applications must be post-marked by Friday, June 17.
Through funds raised from special bingo games and the generosity of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino guests, the program focuses the joy of holiday giving onto those who are the hope for the future.
In 2015, 31 children’s charities in southeastern Wisconsin shared in funds totaling more than $1 million. Money raised last year improved the lives of children in our community by addressing multiple needs – from educational services to basic services benefitting newborns to teens.
Heart of Canal Street funding in 2015 helped support a wide variety of charity projects including reducing the effects of gun violence in Milwaukee, building children’s confidence through mentorship programs and maintaining educational programs that expose young people to the arts, music and nature.
For complete submission guidelines, please visit http://www.paysbig.com/business/heart-canal-street/