Playing It Forward

Proceeds from the sale of various items such as fairy wings created by the cast during Peter Pan, were donated to various children's hospitals. Previous recipients include Evergreen Youth and Family Services, elephant refuges, Great River Rescue, and the Bemidji Community Food Shelf. Project Literacy, which combines the magic of theater with the magic of reading, has been a major component of BCT’s Playing It Forward Program for a number of years.

Person holding a book open, pages look like they are lighting up.

Play It Forward

"Promoting Literacy" is this year's BCT's "Play it Forward Giving Program".

Children's Book Drive

If you would like to donate new or slightly used books suitable for K - 8th grade, we will be collecting books throughout the season.

Drop Off Sites

Gallery North Art Gallery
310 4th St.
Bemidji, MN
Monday - Saturday
10:00am to 5:00pm

Bemidji Community Theater's
Performing Arts Space
316 Beltrami Ave NW
Bemidji, MN
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesdays - Thursdays

Fill out this form to contact Mary Knox-Johnson about donating books:

Donating Books

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Sewing Protective Masks

A group of BCT volunteers have donated over 1500 Masks to the Community free of charge during this Covid-19 outbreak.