Raising Hope Campaign

Raising Hope Campaign
FEBRUARY 27, 2023



Prince George, BC – Miracle Theatre and the Prince George Community Foundation are pleased to announce the Raising Hope Campaign with the intent of raising $100,000 to help further support Ukrainians arriving in Prince George through the Refugee and Hope Endowment Fund. This Campaign has been kicked off in a big way with a $20,000.00 donation by local resident Eli Klasner. 

“So many of us are thriving today because generations before us were welcomed as refugees. In fact, for some of us, our very existence depended on that.” states Eli about the reason he is helping to launch this campaign and support Miracle Theatre’s latest production. 

The Refugee and Hope Endowment Fund will be established through the proceeds of Miracle Theatre’s upcoming production of Dancing Lessons.   The fund will provide support for Share Hope Prince George and the work they are doing in assisting Ukrainians who are settling in our Community, seeking refuge from the war.  At a future time, when this is no longer required, income from the Fund will go to support Prince George organizations assisting those who find themselves in our city seeking refugee from violence or disaster – whether they come from across the globe or down the street. The Fund is managed by the Prince George Community Foundation. 

“We were speechless when Eli approached us about this donation. To have a community leader like Eli come forward and want to support the fundraising work of Miracle Theatre and the community in this huge way is just so uplifting and inspiring.” Stated Anne Laughlin, Producer and Ted Price, Director of Miracle Theatre.

Our goal is to raise 60% or $60,000 before opening day of the production Dancing Lessons. If you are interested in contributing to this campaign you can donate on the Foundation’s website at, call our office at 250-562-7772 or mail a donation to the Foundation at 102-1584 7th Avenue,  V2L 3P4. The Foundation’s office hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm.  A Charitable Donation Tax Receipt will be provided.

Mindy Stroet, Director of Development with the Foundation summed up the situation by saying, “We know that the need is still very real in our community. This big show of support today will only help to make it a little bit easier for those who are fleeing their homes to find safety by coming to Prince George.”  




About the Prince George Community Foundation 

True community development happens through the efforts of passionate citizens. Thanks to the vision and financial investment of residents, the Prince George Community Foundation was created in 1995 to serve Prince George and region in perpetuity. With the sustainable management of an endowment, ongoing charitable donations and passion for community, the Foundation has provided more than $7.095 million to date for projects championed by local non-profit organizations who work to build a livable, resilient community.


About Miracle Theatre 

Miracle Theatre is a philanthropic organization that produces professional theatre productions for the Prince George community. 100% of proceeds from each production go to support charitable organizations in the City. Since inception, Miracle Theatre has provided $ 485,478 for local charities including the Salvation Army Food Bank, Hospice, United Way, Children of Prince George Fund and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. 


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