Friends of WSCC

31st annual Women helping women event 


The 31st Annual Benefit Extraordinaire will be held Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at La Centre in Westlake, OH.

Click here for more information about this year’s event and registration.

Past editions of this incredible event have hosted over 500 attendees to the benefit of West Side Catholic Center's Moriah House.

Last year, guest speakers included:
Rev. Eric Garris (Saint Raphael Parish) 
John Litten (Executive Director of WSCC)
Sr. Kathleen Kilbane, CSJ
Bishop Anthony Pilla 

The Boutique fills numerous rooms with jewelry, fabulous theme baskets, linens, a variety of art and wall decor, baked goods, floral arrangements, and more--all donated by members of Friends. Many auctions, raffles, and games will be available. Every year, this event is truly a sight to behold, and we graciously thank our Friends for their dedication and continued support of WSCC.


In 1986, Evelyn Allen, a veteran benefit-giver for well-known Cleveland nonprofits, changed direction.  Her successful events had raised thousands of dollars, but she decided she would like to “touch people a little more closely.”  Evelyn and a friend began a year-long search for an agency that needed their services and where their contribution would be an integral part of the mission. The West Side Catholic Center was selected.

With a small group of women, Evelyn organized an event.  It began with a silent auction, theme baskets, bakery, and antiques, and has grown to so much more. In the first year, they set a goal of raising $1,000 – to their amazement, they raised $13,000! 30 years later, this annual sold-out event held in March has generated almost $1,000,000 to support the clients of the West Side Catholic Center's Moriah House. 

For more information on this event, reservations, or information on Friends membership, please call 440-871-6681. New members are welcome.