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Miracle Theatre donates $150,000 to Hospice

Miracle Theatre just outdid themselves with a donation of $150,515.03 to a Prince George charity. Its biggest donation to date.
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Steve Henderson of the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society, left, Anne Laughlin and Ted Price of Miracle Theatre and Mindy Stroet of the Community Foundation gathered Wednesday morning to talk about the donation of more than $150,000 that will provide a sustainable fund at the Community Foundation that will benefit the Hospice Society.

Miracle Theatre just outdid themselves with a donation of $150,515.03 to a Prince George charity.

Its biggest donation to date.

And three cents? How did that happen?

Well, once Anne Laughlin, Miracle Theatre’s producer, explained where proceeds from the play On Golden Pond went one of the young actors who performed during the show cracked open his piggy bank to further support Miracle Theatre’s efforts.Thanks Jack!

The $150,515.03 will create a new endowment fund at the Prince George Community Foundation for the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society. The monies raised will stay in a sustainable fund with the Community Foundation where its interest earnings will annually go to support the Hospice Society’s work in the community in perpetuity.

Miracle Theatre creates professional theatre productions in Prince George and then donates all its proceeds to local non-profit groups.

Since its inception in 2017 Miracle Theatre has raised more than $485,000 for local non-profits including the Salvation Army Food Bank, Northern BC’s breast cancer clinic, the United Way and the Children of Prince George Endowment Fund.

Miracle Theatre’s director/designer Ted Price said he knew going into production that Covid-19 could still be an issue and sure enough 22 shows in with only three shows left of the run a leading actor was diagnosed with coronavirus and they were forced to cancel the last shows.

Despite that disappointment the community still came through, Price said.

“From our very first production, people have been so enthusiastic about buying tickets, participating in sponsors and being generous donors,” Laughlin said. “This had made it possible for Miracle Theatre to both success on stage and to donate to some many terrific Prince George organizations.”

It’s not too late to donate to the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Endowment Fund by calling the Community Foundation at 250-562-7772.