Friends of WSCC
30th annual Women helping women event
The 30th Annual Benefit Extraordinaire was held Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at La Centre in Westlake, OH. This incredible event hosted over 500 attendees to the benefit of West Side Catholic Center's Moriah House.
Guest Speaker's included:
Rev. Eric Garris (Saint Raphael Parish)
John Litten (Executive Director of WSCC)
Sr. Kathleen Kilbane, CSJ
Bishop Anthony Pilla
The Boutique filled 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 were available. It was truly a sight to behold, and we graciously thank our Friends for their dedication and continued support of WSCC.
ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE WEST SIDE CATHOLIC CENTER
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.