Although the 5th Annual Rent Party did not get to happen in-person this year, Lighthouse supporters still had the chance to hear some fantastic music virtually. Lighthouse hosted a virtual Rent Party live-stream on Saturday, August 29th at the former Stanley Kresge estate, renovated by Paddy Lynch.
The one-hour live-stream featured music by Mike Jellick and a special tap performance by Claudia Rahardjanoto.
You can re-watch the entire performance here.
To date, The Rent Party has helped raise more than $200,000 to provide emergency shelter, rental assistance, follow-up care and other programs for our neighbors in need. The idea behind the Rent Party stems from an historic tradition dating back to the 1920’s in Harlem when people hosted parties in their homes to raise money for rent. These parties were also significant in the development of jazz and blues.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, the event was able to raise more than $18,000 to support Lighthouse’s emergency programs.
Thank you to our sponsors:
5th Anniversary Sponsors
The Lewnau Family
Oakland University Credit Union
Virtual Event Sponsor
James M. Lambrecht Family
We hope to see everyone at our 6th Annual Rent Party next June!