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Buy tickets to A Pizza Party for a Cause #2 ft. Skelly Bones today!

Capital Homecare Cooperative is hosting the illustrious and scintillating smooth sounds of Skelly Bones at Pizzeria La Gitana- all proceeds from the tickets will go to CHC’s fundraiser to build a fund to subsidize care for our neighbors in need, and not only is Skelly Bones playing to support this cause, Pizzeria La Gitana is donating 20% of the DAYS proceeds to this cause! Buy your tickets to see great music, and while you’re listening eat some mouth watering delicious artisan pizza and support a fantastic cause! Tickets are $5 and on sale today!

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What’s CHC been cooking up? Check out A Pizza Party for a Cause #2, Featuring Olympia’s Skelly Bones

June 2019 Olympia WA Capital Homecare Cooperative is teaming up once again with Pizzeria La Gitana of Olympia to raise funds to subsidize home care for our neighbors in need! Hosted at Pizzera La Gitana on July 11th from 6p-9p, Olympia’s own Skelly Bones will perform to set the perfect mood and enchant us as we eat- Masterful musicians with luminous voices, Skelly Bones combines elements of doo-wop, rock n’roll, and jazz to create a unique and spooky sound (Click on the links below to check them out!)!

And so, in addition to the hand-crafted artisan pizza, stunningly delicious and satisfying salads, and house-made fresh pasta dough, and (of course) the bellinis we have all come to know and love, enjoy some gorgeous harmonies from this beloved local group. You don’t want to miss what is promising to be an enchanting and delicious summer evening of food and music. Eat some pizza, listen to some music, help your community!

About the Fundrasier: This ALL SUMMER LONG fundraising effort is our way to try and give back to the community that has helped us come so far. We are raising money to start to meet the needs of those people who have barriers to receiving home care, more specifically we are raising money to subsidize the home care of those who cannot afford it and do not qualify for COPES. As with our other events, Pizzeria la Gitana will donate 20% of the day’s proceeds to support this fundraiser. While we would love to see you all at our event, we know that not everyone can make it, so if you can’t make it to see Skelly Bones this time, if you order a pizza or a salad on July 11th you will be supporting a great cause!

Ellis and Gavin are Skelly Bones

Do the best for yourself. Be your best for them. Come to our Caregiver Community Round Tables!

In-home care can be a really lonely experience, and we want that to change. Caregivers are a community of robust, kind, compassionate and quirky people and our community is growing every day. Interested in sharing stories, learning tips and tricks to the trade, or just meeting people who do what you do best? Please join our discussions this summer 2019!

Don’t miss out on our Pizza Party for a cause!

CHC’s ‘Carers Eat Pizza’ Community Roundtable a Roaring Success!



On July 26th, 2018 Capital Homecare Cooperative (CHC) hosted the very first Carers Eat Pizza Community Round Table at renowned Pizzeria La Gitana of Olympia.  The event served as a fundraiser for CHC, wherein Pizzeria La Gitana generously offered to donate twenty percent of the day’s earnings to the start-up efforts of the budding new caregiver-owned agency.  The event was free to the public and open to all caregivers (regardless of agency, training or background) care receivers and interested members of the community, with a goal to meet, eat and discuss common barriers, values and goals for the care community.

The fundraiser took place during Pizzeria La Gitana’s business hours 11:30am-9pm, and the community round table event took place from 5pm-9pm.  The evening started off with an hour to order delicious pizza and drinks and network, and with a robust turnout the room was immediately buzzing with carer connection.  After about an hour CHC’s administrator and event host Nora Edge stood up to say a few words about how she came into caregiving, some barriers that she’s identified to care providers and receivers alike, and the goal of creating a round table open to all care providers.  Additional speakers included Monessa Bacon, CHC’s president of the board, and Deborah Craig, a consultant to the home care agency and a weathered care provider.

After the speakers finished,  an itinerary was shared around, as well as a questionnaire with prompts such as “What are three words that define caregiving to you?” and “What would you like to see discussed at future care community round tables?”.  Everyone present spent about fifteen to twenty minutes filling out their questionnaire.  Discussion ranged among attendees from work history, to the difference between an HCA, an IP and a CNA is, what the future of government funding and how providers would deal with that, and even to the care receiver experience.  A point that everyone agreed on was that no one should be isolated in their position- caregivers need and desire a community of support and understanding, and so do care receivers.

This was the first event of its kind to be hosted by Capital Homecare Cooperative.  Due to the success of this event and overwhelming public interest the event raised, Capital Homecare Cooperative plans to continue hosting events like it.  Keep your eyes peeled and don’t miss out on our next Carers Eat Pizza Community Round Table!