Longtime Bellingham Thrift Store Manager Stepping Down But Not Away

Bellingham Herald – December 26, 2014: Arla Fowler had never been one to spend time shopping at garage sales, church rummage sales or thrift stores. Until she reached her mid-60s, that is. That’s when Fowler, a retired elementary school teacher and librarian, began to volunteer at Wise Buys, the downtown Bellingham thrift store affiliated with […]

Lydia Place Holiday Newsletter

Our 2014 Holiday Newsletter is here! Please click the link below to view the full PDF.  

Raffle Dash For Lydia Place & Agape House

The 2014 Gala & Raffle Dash will feature a Dessert Dash and amazing raffle prizes! When November 20th from 7am – 9am Where The Lakeway Inn Tickets $25 To learn more please visit Women’s Professional Network Bellingham.

No Tricks, Just Treats at Wise Buys Community Thrift Store

This Halloween, bring the children and stop into Wise Buys for a treat to contribute to our United Way Campaign Fun Drive! The Downtown Bellingham Trick-or-Treat will take place on Friday, October 31st 2014 from 3-5 PM.

How to Volunteer

Volunteer this Summer at Lydia Place! Office & Admin We have continuous projects with varying needs of time and attention, so whatever time you are able to commit, we have a task for you! Activities include: Room re-organizing, filing, shed organization, mailings, data entry, creating folders, stuffing envelopes, and reorganizing event materials. Additional activities can […]

Windermere Community Service Day

  The Whatcom Windermere Real Estate and Property Management team chose Lydia Place as their community project site for 2014. We were overjoyed at being selected and as over eighty amazing Whatcom County professionals traded their business attire for gardening clothes and computers for weed wackers – their enthusiasm and joy in the project was contagious! Additional […]

Lydia Place and Charter College Host 2nd Annual Handbags for Housing

Whatcom Talk – May 13, 2014: Handbags For Housing was born as a creative and fashionable way to raise awareness about programs and services offered through Lydia Place – a non-profit agency working to end homelessness in Whatcom County since 1989. Lydia Place supports families in establishing sustained independence.  

Nonprofit of the Year: Lydia Place

Bellingham Business Journal – May 5, 2014: Homelessness often has roots in a number of societal ills, including substance abuse and domestic violence. But according to Emily O’Connor, the executive director of Lydia Place, securing safe housing for all is the first step toward permanent solutions.

Handbags For Housing Tickets On Sale Now!

  Bring your friends, family and colleagues to the 2nd Annual Handbags For Housing – a fun-filled evening of fashion and fun benefitting homeless families presented by Lydia Place and Charter College. Event highlights include the re-fashion handbag and accessory bazaar, the Labels Women’s Consignment fashion show featuring over ten local boutiques, winery tastings from […]

National Volunteer Week – Orchard & Garden Clean-up

  For National Volunteer Week, Lydia Place has joined forces with the Whatcom Volunteer Center to create a community interactive project benefiting the residents of the Transitional House Program. Lydia Place is in need of up to 10 volunteers April 12th 9AM-12PM to clear the property’s fruit orchard and garden beds that has become overgrown. […]

Support Lydia Place this Holiday Season

  Wondering how can you help this holiday season? There are several ways to help Lydia Place and support our essential programs and services. Here are some great ideas: Return your donation envelope included in your appeal letter Shop for a cause on December 12th @ texture clothing Attend or donate to our 25th Anniversary […]

NEW Lydia Place T-Shirts are in!

  Lydia Place T-Shirts are now available for purchase! Please call (360) 671-7663 or contact us for more information.