A couple of months ago, I reported on Potawatomi Bingo Casino's annual fundraiser called Miracle on Canal Street, the casino's signature charitable program with the mission to improve the quality of life for children in southeastern Wisconsin.
Through a series of special bingo games, the 2012 program raised $981,273 for 30 Wisconsin-based charities.
This year, Potawatomi chose OnMilwaukee.com as a Miracle On Canal signature media partner. OnMilwaukee.com's charity of choice was the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective.
The bicycle collective is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides a publicly accessible bicycle resource center for the city of Milwaukee.
The group received a check for $32,709 from Miracle On Canal Street earlier this week, and won an additional $3,000 through additional charity games.
"We are extremely excited for the potential that this grant can offer us. The collective has been able to slowly improve over the past few years but this pushes us well over the tipping point and opens up a lot of opportunities to help become a bigger part of the surrounding neighborhood," says Jason McDowell, OnMilwaukee.com designer and Milwaukee Bicycle Collective volunteer.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.