November Official Newsletter

Lydia Place and Wise Buys on Whatcom Wonders

2018 Mid-Year Newsletter

Homeless Nonprofit Gets a Lift


Handbags for Housing

Thursday June 6th, from 5PM-9PM Barkley Village Green.

Lydia Place, along with event partners Barkley Village, Whatcom County Association of Realtors, Labels Consignment and Wise Buys Thrift Store present Handbags for Housing! Bellingham’s largest ladies (gentlemen welcome) night, fashion show extravaganza and handbag exchange. Hundreds of handbags, a beauty bar, cocktail and wine vendors, along with local boutiques and retailers all come together under one (tented) roof, to showcase the sheer power of local fashion and philanthropy. Tickets go on sale April 1st, with all proceeds benefiting Lydia Place services working to break the cycle of homelessness for this generation and the next.

This years’ runway theme is Circus with the fabulous Shannon Day as ringmaster!

Art for Housing

AN ULTIMATE DATE NIGHT EXPERIENCE! Join us for an exclusive evening of delicious food, art, and libations at this year’s Art for Housing event –May 3rd! A special evening of delicious fare from Bellingham Cider Company paired with the premier performance of Sandra Ruhl’s ‘Orlando’, in collaboration with WWU’s Rich Brown at the Sylvia Center for the Arts. If you love ART… you are sure to love this! Limited tickets available.

If you’d like to purchase tickets in advance please contact Tally Rabatin at 360.671.7663 ext. 2001 or

Bowling for Beds

Join in the fun at this charitable bowling event by participating on 1 of 5 “KingPin” teams competing to become the ultimate champion at this year’s Bowling for Beds event! A fun, family-friendly bowling event to help raise emergency hotel funds for Lydia Place. Sign up to bowl with your family, friends, or make new friends while supporting a great cause for our local neighbors in need.

Last year Lydia Place spent over $30,000 in hotel expenses to remove families with children and expectant mothers from inhabitable and/or dangerous living conditions. Although these emergency hotel stays are not allocated in our budget, we felt we had to step and do the right thing. We need your support to help build our emergency fund for 2019, so when a crisis involving children arises, we can keep saying “Yes,” and be a immediate lifeline to families in need.

Lydia Place Bell Tower Open House

Come join us and celebrate the completion of our Bell Tower property office remodel! Enjoy site tours and snacks from 4-6pm with a ribbon cutting at 5pm!