Submitted by: Lydia Place

On November 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Lydia Place and The Upfront Theatre will partner to take a serious stand for homeless families at the second annual Humor for Housing. Presented by Pysden Team at Caliber Home Loans, this comedic event is an annual fundraiser benefitting Lydia Place, a Bellingham non-profit celebrating 28 years of housing and supportive services to local families.

“The Upfront Theatre is partnering with Lydia Place to address a serious need in our community,” said Billy Tierney, General Manager of The Upfront Theatre. “We are thrilled to host Humor for Housing again for a hilarious hour-long improv show where we will use our action-packed comedy to bring forth the chuckles and belly laughs from the supportive folks of Whatcom County to help Lydia Place end family homelessness.”

Proceeds of this exclusive event will help Lydia Place get families out of cars and into homes this fall. Along with housing, case management and rent support, Lydia Place provides in-home parenting education and counseling. These services support Lydia Place’s mission to disrupt the cycle of homelessness and promote sustained independence for current and future generations. The vision of Lydia Place is a compassionate community where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive.

“From the moment our opening act took the stage (last year), it was an hour and fifteen minutes of jam packed laughs, applause and joy,” said Lydia Place Community Engagement Director, Shultzie Willows. “Having unique and accessible events that the community can support like Humor for Housing is a central component of our engagement program, giving space and opportunity to support the work of Lydia Place, and families we serve.”

For the event’s title sponsor, Melanie Pysden, and Pysden Team at Caliber Home Loans, the mission of Lydia Place hits close to home. “Lydia Place’s dedication to ending homelessness for the children of our community is what drives my passion to support them. It is truly a great honor to partner up for the second annual Humor for Housing event and to be given the opportunity to share my own history with child homelessness, and help others who are currently experiencing it. I hope to see a sell-out crowd again this year!”

Limited tickets are on sale for $40 at www.humorforhousing.com and include hors d‘oeuvres and laughable party favors. Limited sponsorship opportunities available online at humorforhousing.com. For more event details please email info@lydiaplace.org or visit lydiaplace.org.

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