Christy Wolyniak
Bearded men like Fred Volenski, Peyton Schuffield and Curley were the highlight at the fourth annual Beard and Stache reception in February, an event hosted by The World is Fun to raise money for foster kids.

The World is Fun moves to Ballard

The World is Fun, a non-profit organization with the goal of introducing 20-30 year olds to the Seattle volunteer scene, has found a new home in Ballard.

TWIF supports a number of Northwest causes throughout the year with events such as the annual Beard and Stache Fest, which took place in Fremont two weeks ago and a BNT reporter was there to see the elaborate facial hair.

Operating from their new office along 15th Avenue NW, TWIF is gearing up to increase their presence in the community and make Seattle an even more exciting and rewarding place to live, work, and play.

“Moving to a permanent office in Ballard will really allow us to settle down, grow our organization, and get even more involved in the community,” TWIF Executive Director Amy Faulkner in a statement.

Many of Ballard’s well-known bars, and restaurants and other businesses have already become valuable partners in TWIF’s mission.

By hosting a variety of events such as the Kitchen Challenge, Beard and Stache Fest, Bicycle Maintenance Parties and more, and scheduling them to coordinate with the hectic schedules of young professionals, TWIF has built a network of over 1200 volunteers in just three years.

“We’ve seen a great response from the community in terms of volunteer support and support from local businesses”, said Faulkner.

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