The Duluth Playhouse Children’s Theatre received a challenge grant for $2,500 from Lahti Charitable Foundation and is looking for contributors to help match it for a goal of $5,000 by the end of the year.

Donations go to need-based scholarships for classes and camps, free and reduced ticket prices for school matinee performances, specialty costumes, production support, and year-round education.

The Duluth Playhouse actually helped me fall in love with theatre. When I was 7 years old, I got a call from my godmother asking if I could fill a role in an upcoming play at the Playhouse. I ended up being Grumpy in 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' and since then I've been in over 15 other plays.

To donate, go to and click the donate button, or stop by the office at 506 W. Michigan St.