More Than Comfort Food

Check out this amazing write up of Pizza Klatch, but one of our OHS PK students for their school paper online (read the full article here):

Kira Wildman, senior at OHS, has been attending Pizza Klatch ever since they were a sophomore and they only speak highly about it. “It’s the only place I know that is judge free and provides resources for anyone that walks in regardless of what their gender or sexuality is.” They talk about how everyone in the group can have an equal turn, sharing preferred names, pronouns, and how their week is going. But anyone can simply pass on and hear from others instead. “You don’t have to share anything you are not comfortable talking about.” One of the goals Wildman would like to see happen is the Klatches themselves being integrated into middle schools as well as high schools, seeing how it could greatly benefit the students there as well…”

“More Than Comfort Food,” by Jillian Johnson, The Olympus

Pizza Klatch is an option for Combined Fund Drive participants

The Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is Washington State’s workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. State and higher education employees are invited to give to the charity of their choice through payroll contribution and agency fundraising events.

For more than 30 years, Washington State has proven to be one of the most giving states in the nation. Each year, over 15,000 active and retired public employees pledge more than $5 million to over 1,700 local, national and global charities. That number is good enough to place Washington State third in the nation amongst state employee giving programs, an incredible feat given the fact that our great state is 13th in overall population.

CFD participants can contribute to Pizza Klatch.  Our CFD number is 1481491.

A state employee can make a contribution safely and easily through the CFD’s online system, or with a paper contribution form in any of the following ways:

Monthly Contribution
A recurring amount will be taken out of each paycheck until the employee chooses to stop.

One-time contribution
A single donation is collected and distributed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Limited Time contribution
Donations will be taken out of each paycheck for a set amount of time as defined by the employee.

Personal check

The Combined Fund Drive campaign runs annually from the beginning of October to the end of December and is administered in over 250 different agencies and higher education institutions.

County Committees also put together events around the state that help bring donations to the charities of the CFD.

To find out more about the Washington State Combined Fund Drive, see their home page.


Pizza Klatch is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.