Friends of WSCC

30th annual Women helping women event march 4, 2018

The 30th Annual Benefit Extraordinaire will be held Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at La Centre in Westlake, OH. Shopping begins at 11:00AM, lunch will be served at 12:30, and there will be additional shopping following lunch. Bishop Anthony Pilla will be the guest speaker.

The Boutique fills many 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 and raffles will be available. 

Tickets [$45] 

For reservations, call Evelyn Allen at (440) 871-6681. 


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.