MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Smiling Toad Brewery fund raiser for Westside CARES $1 from every beer sold will be donated to WSC Date: April 16 – 21, 3 PM till close. Location: 1757 S 8th St. #100. On Saturday, April 21 the Smiling Toad will wrap up the week with a carnival-type celebration from 6 – 8 PM. Join us if you can!

Collaborative Learning Experience: How and Why to Have Conversations With People Experiencing Poverty Date: Tuesday, April 17, 4 – 5:15 PM Location: Junior Achievement 2320 W. Colorado Ave.  RSVP to or call Deb at 389-0759 Ext. 108

The Feast of St. Arnold Family Friendly Beer Fest Date: Saturday, June 9, noon – 4:30 PM Location: Chapel of Our Saviour Church, 8 Forth St. Proceeds from this event will benefit Westside CARES and Chapel of Our Saviour In addition to unlimited beverage tastings, activities include the family fun zone which is a separate area for organized kid’s activities, tours of the 1920’s era historic property and mansion, and continuous live music.

For more information, volunteer opportunities, or to purchase tickets go to:


We are in need of the following items:

· Boxers and briefs, Men’s – all sizes

· Women’s underwear – size 4, 5, 6, 8

· Men’s shoes: sixe 9 or larger

· Adult socks

· Men’s Jeans – size 30 -36

· Family size toothpaste

· Deodorant

· Tampons and pads

· Large shampoo and conditioner

***No household items, please.

Is this the last month we can mention this? INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSURES: Westside CARES follows the School District 11 closure schedule for inclement weather. If District 11 is closed, Westside CARES is closed. If District 11 is on a late start, Westside CARES is not affected and will open at our regular time. Doors open at 8:30 AM with services at 9:30 AM.