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A Slice of the Good Life: The 7th Annual Pizza Klatch Gayla

  • 10 Apr 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual Event
While each new year generally inspires hope of new beginnings, 2021 couldn’t define that feeling more. 2020 was such a difficult year for so many and we at Pizza Klatch, an Olympia-based non-profit organization that provides in-school lunchtime support groups for LGBTQ+ youth, truly believe that rainstorms often bring rainbows. For over a decade, Pizza Klatch has provided trained facilitators and free pizza each week in a safe and confidential space at 14 Thurston County high schools and one middle school where LGBTQ+ students and their allies can discuss everything from struggles with schoolwork to suicidal thoughts. Due to increasing need, we expanded our organization in 2019, providing weekly support to over 400+ LGBTQ+ youth on a weekly basis. Though our organization has been negatively impacted in various ways the past year, we believe the spirit of the LGBTQ+ community has been and always be rooted in resilience, and it’s in this spirit that we are excited to continue our annual community celebration and fundraising event, A Slice of the Good Life.

Our 7th Annual Gayla will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021, and will be for the very first time, entirely virtual! Though the venue may be different, we are excited to bring you an event that still promises to celebrate our community, showcase the amazing youth we serve and bring you a fun-filled evening of laughter, love and uplifting enjoyment that will feel like a safe and socially distanced hug right through your screen. Our theme this year is “InterGaylactic,” incorporating both cosmic elements of outer space and astrology! Our live streaming event will take place from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST and will include fundraising events such as our LIVE Raise-the-Paddle auction, our stellar virtual photo booth and our astronomical prize raffle balloon pop and MORE with entertainment from our very own Pizza Klatch students as well as our special celebrity guests, musicians Be Steadwell, SassyBlack and the Queen of Bounce herself, BIG FREEDIA! The entire event will be hosted within a safely spaced out 90’s timewarp run by our virtual team of telethon volunteers, including our host, comedian, Virgo and Pizza Klatch staffer, El Sanchez in character as Cheryl, the San Fernando Valley’s top Telemarketer of 1994! We also have our online silent auction, including hand-made items, gift cards, online courses and a bunch of amazing locally sourced goodies, going on from mid March until a week AFTER the Gayla!

Tickets to view our online event also come with the option of party packs with some cosmically fun treats and party supplies to help you feel like you’re really there! VIP packs are also available that come with a meal from local community conscious catering company, ASHHO (Advocate Serve Honor Humanity Organize), which will also provide delivery service for local audience members! All ticket buyers are able to purchase meals from ASHHO for the event, with each purchased meal going towards a donated meal for Rosie’s Place, a Community Youth Services shelter for houseless and at-risk youth.

While so much about how we’re able to reach the students we serve at Pizza Klatch has changed this year, the need for organizations such as ours has not, and Pizza Klatch remains committed to continuing to provide support for the LGBTQ+ youth of our community. This means our annual fundraising Gayla is now more important than ever. All funds raised go towards our continuing efforts to prevent suicide, reduce self-harm and promote resiliency amongst the LGBTQ+ youth of our community. We hope you will join us to celebrate and support our youth, the LGBTQ+ community at large and of course, yourself, for all we have and will continue to accomplish throughout 2021 and BEYOND! Tickets and more info available at

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South Sound Partners for Philanthropy
P.O. Box 4182
Tumwater, WA 98501

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