The Heckler Fund is designed to offer one time financial crisis grants to stand up comedians for assistance with housing, child support, medications, and other situations that require cash in an emergent fashion. We are currently looking to assist some comedians who could use a helping hand.
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One of our more recent success stories is that of Aubrey Kapree who was facing eviction and a mountain of fees. We assisted Aubrey and her young son, Skyler in keeping their apartment and giving Aubrey a secure place to raise her son.
Here was the first video made of Aubrey and Skyler:
On Jan. 19th, we updated you all on the fundraising efforts to help. We were just $300 short of securing their apartment.
- Thanks to all of you who already donated to the Save Aubrey Campaign. We’re just about only $300 away from saving Aubrey Kapree and Sklyer from losing their apartment. The good news is that Aubrey’s back rent is being paid by Cal Works; however she still needs to cover the legal costs of around $500. The Laughter Foundation has already raised nearly 50% of the funds needed to pay Aubrey’s legal costs, but we still need your help. Time is of the essence! Please go to the site, hear Aubrey’s story and let’s get this immediate problem solved. And, let’s help ALL comedians, even if they aren’t stars yet. Aubrey is funny. Her situation isn’t.
And on that very same day, we were pleased to announce that all the generous donations had helped us reach our goal and Aubrey and Skyler’s apartment was saved.
- Just found out this morning we reached our goal of saving stand-up comedian Aubrey Kapree from being evicted (and little Skyler too)! I personally want to thank all the generous donors; you can’t possibly know how much this means to Aubrey, but also to the foundation. Everyone else, please keep up with all that’s going on with The Laughter Foundation and remember: “Never take life too seriously….you’ll never get out of it alive!”
It is only with the generous gifts from Sponsors and Supporters that we can continue to extend a helping hand to stand up Comedians when times get rough.