Ciao Thyme Benefit Dinner

Thank you for joining us for the Ciao Thyme Lydia Place Over the Rainbow Dinner! This special evening includes an incredible 5-course meal, beer and wine, live music from Peadar MacMahon and fun filled delights; raising awarness and funds for the Lydia Place Strengthening Families campaign. You have the luck of the Irish with this […]

Fundraising at Heart

The Western Front- February 10, 2016: More than 400 smiles filled the reception hall, every donor ready to support to their local nonprofit over food and drinks. Volunteers of Lydia Place spare no detail in their signature event of the year, “Hearts for Housing.”

End Of Year Newsletter

Jackie was twenty-one, living on the streets, and addicted to heroin when she found out that she was pregnant. Homeless from the time she was thirteen, she had been in and out of treatment centers and powerless against her addiction. e pregnancy created an in-road to reconciliation with her estranged mother, and with her support, […]

Happy Hour for Housing

Thank you for ensuring that every family and individual at Lydia Place had a place to call home this year. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating with you this December.

Thrillingham

Join us for a spooky and kooky, chillingly-thrilling community dance party on All Hallows’ Eve right here in Bellingham… It’s the 8th annual Thrillingham! And this year, all proceeds from the event are being donated to Lydia Place! What is Thrillingham? Each October, community members join and learn the dance moves to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, then […]

Benefit Dinner for Lydia Place and Maher

Ciao Thyme – October 9, 2015: We are reaching out to you NOW with a heartfelt invitation and an opportunity to support  a bridge between two organizations, Maher in India and Lydia Place in Bellingham, both with life affirming missions, committed to healthy living and ending poverty for the homeless and underserved in their respective communities.

Businesses Help Furnish Decorate Transitional Home For Homeless Mothers

Bellingham Business Journal – October 5, 2015: The nonprofit Lydia Place is finishing a remodel of its transitional home, which houses up to eight single mothers and their children. A $230,040 grant from the City of Bellingham funded the remodel of the 26-year-old facility, taking care of maintenance issues that have long been put off. And […]

Finalists Named for Whatcom Professional Woman of the Year

Bellingham Herald – September 16, 2015: The finalists are Kim Feerer (Cedar Tree Montessori School), Becky Raney (Print & Copy Factory), Siobhan Murphy (Thrive Business Group), Pam Reed (Alicia’s Bridal & Formal House), Emily O’Connor (Lydia Place), Carol Frazey (The Fit School) and Pinky Vargas (Bellingham City Council, Puget Sound Energy).

Adopt-a-Room At Lydia Place

Cost $2,000 per bedroom To adopt the children’s group room, living room or dining area, please contact our business office. Benefit Continue your commitment to healthy living, ending poverty & positive childhood outcomes by becoming a legacy partner. Individual adopted room named in your honor or on behalf of a loved one, special group, or […]

Upcycled Art Contest Culminates in Downtown Throwdown

Grow Northwest – July 25, 2015: For two months, more than 20 artists have sewed, glued, sparkled and glittered recycled and donated fabric, clothing and household goods to create their original art submission for The Downtown Upcycle ThrowDown, an art and sustainability challenge event created by Ragfinery and Wise Buys Community Thrift Store of Lydia Place.

Lydia Place’s Fashion Show

Buffalo Exchange – July 13, 2015: Bellingham has many non-profits that benefit the homeless community. One of them, Lydia Place, holds an annual fundraiser with a fashion twist—Handbags for Housing. They reached out to local retail and resale shops and we were happy to be involved in this great event.

Lydia Place and Ragfinery Partner to Introduce the Downtown Upcycle ThrowDown

Whatcom Talk – July 6, 2015: The Lydia Place thrift store “Wise Buys” and Ragfinery are proud to present the debut of The Downtown Upcycle ThrowDown, an art and sustainable challenge event sponsored by Northwest Recycling, Inc. The event marks the first annual cooperative Upcycle Challenge featuring the two local and sustainably minded stores, coming together to […]