Miracle Theatre has raised $190,141.10 from its production of Dancing Lessons that will be used to establish the Refugees and Hope Endowment Fund of Prince George at the Prince George Community Foundation.
The first beneficiary of the fund will be Prince George’s Share Hope Committee to support their work with Ukrainian refugee families coming to Prince George.
The funds not only came from ticket sales but also to donations to the cause.
“Because we asked the Community Foundation to place the proceeds into an endowment the Refugee Fund will be permanent,” Ted Price, Miracle Theatre director, said. "The plight of Ukrainian families is top of mind but when the crisis passes the fund will still be there to help those finding themselves in Prince George seeking refuge from violence or destruction – whether they come from across the globe or down the street.”
This is the third endowment fund Miracle Theatre has created with proceeds going to local charities.
“With previous productions Miracle Theatre created the Children of Prince George Endowment and a Hospice Endowment,” Mindy Stroet, director of development at the Prince George Community Foundation, said.
In total, Miracle Theatre has created endowment funds in the amount of $530,956.