Non-Profit Organizations

Gloria Dei and our members support a variety of local community and non-profit organizations.

Thurston County Food Bank

The Thurston County Food Bank is a no-barrier organization that strives to remove food insecurities. They believe that having basic needs met should be a human right — not a luxury and have recently extended their services to include other social needs.

Visits to the Food Bank are free of charge and there are no income guidelines to access regular services. No one is turned away regardless of where you live, with or without an address. Because two Food Pantries are not convenient for all our neighbors experiencing food insecurity, they also ensure that food resources are available throughout our community. They accomplish this through an extensive network of Satellite and Mobile Food Banks, our FORKids School Backpack Program, and our Summer Lunch Program.

Capital City Chorus

The CCC is a non-profit organization which exists to encourage the art of choral singing while helping to serve those in the Greater Olympia, Washington community.

Centered around standard choral repertoire, the choir believes in improving the musicianship and abilities of their singers, as well as providing free concerts to the community.

They welcome all to their concerts, and welcome all to audition and sing.  They do not discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.

The choir rehearses weekly at Gloria Dei and is directed by Dan Colgan, Gloria Dei’s Music Ministry Director.

Their Ensembles include a:

Mixed Chorus – SSAATTBB Ensemble, rehearses on Monday nights at Gloria Dei

Capital City Chorale – SSAA Ensemble, rehearses on Tuesday nights at Gloria Dei

Pizza Klatch

Pizza Klatch is a support group for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies that is held in classrooms during lunchtime at participating high schools. Each group is run by two trained adult co-facilitators who are members of the LGBTQ+ community or allies. Facilitators are mandatory reporters and are responsible for maintaining an inclusive, supportive, confidential environment safe from physical harm or emotional attacks for all participants. Groups are led by the needs of the youth participants, making each group unique.