Q: Why can’t a leopard hide?

A: Because he’s always spotted.

Q: What did the duck say when it bought ChapStick?

A: “Put it on my bill!”

Q: Where do baby cats learn to swim?

A: The kitty pool.

OK, so those aren’t the funniest jokes in the world, but that’s sort of the point. They’re “Dad Jokes,” which by design are notoriously unfunny. However, those jokes are being put to good use by helping a local non-profit – the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina.

Here’s another dad joke for good measure.

“When does a joke turn into a dad joke?”

“When it becomes apparent.”

 The Children’s Home Society is celebrating Father’s Day a little early this year with its Dads’ Joke-a-thon to benefit Children’s Home Society and meant to  “celebrate all the dads out there.”

According to a press release announcing the event, “At Children’s Home Society, we value the role fathers play in the lives of children every day. In fact, we have recognized the importance of dads since our founding in 1902 when our commitment to promoting the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family began.”

Steve Lesser, a comedian and the owner of The Idiot Box Comedy Club, will be hosting and headlining the show that will take place on Thursday, June 13 “for a night of laughter and comradery.”

That evening, the doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

 The Idiot Box is located at 503 N. Greene St. in  Greensboro.

The event isn’t free but it is for a good cause and it promises to be a lot of fun. Tickets are $25 – plus $5 if you want to enter the amateur “Tell your best/ worst dad joke” contest. Space is limited, so register soon if you want to go.  You can do so at  give.chsnc.org/dadjokes/.

If you want more information on the Dads’ Joke-a-thon, you can contact Arianna Bannerman-McGill, the events coordinator, at abannerman@chsnc.org or by calling 336-369-3840.

Last year, the Children’s Home Society served more than 22,000 North Carolina kids and families and provided over 6,600 families with parent education and support services as part of the group’s efforts to create a safe family placement for nearly 1,100 children who are in foster care.

The Children’s Home Society has facilitated more than 16,400 adoptions since its founding in 1902, and group leaders say they remain steadfast in its mission “to promote the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family.”