Friends of WSCC

save the date: 29th annual Women helping women event march 5, 2017

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! 

Twenty-seven 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 Women and Children's Center.  The boutique covers many rooms filled with vintage items, jewelry, bead items, linens, theme baskets, garden arrangements, fresh hand-made pierogies, fresh bakery items, hand-made chocolates, and additional pantry items. In addition, there is a silent auction, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and a “wheelbarrow of wine” raffle.

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

Click here to see pictures from past events.