Westside CARES – IndyGive!
00 days
00 hr
00 min
00 sec

Favorite Nonprofits

Click or tap on any nonprofit to view their profile or to donate.

Westside CARES


Westside CARES is neighbors helping neighbors. It affirms human dignity by ameliorating the conditions of poverty and preventing homelessness through food, clothing, laundry, health-care, ID cards, mail, utilities or rent, and creates a community that values all of its members. Each year the nearly 22,000 neighbors we serve can rely on a safe, welcoming space to access the services they need to fill the gaps.


Westside CARES serves a great and growing need. Nine census tracts in west-side neighborhoods have poverty rates higher than national averages, and in five of these, 20% of the children live in poverty. We are powered by 21 member faith communities, 400-plus volunteers, and more than 900 donors from every religious affiliation, income level, and political stripe.Together, we make a difference in the lives of neighbors.


Non-perishable food for our six food pantries; larger sized diapers; gloves; new men’s/women’s underwear for our clothing closet; community clean-up volunteers.

Did You Know

90% of the neighbors served by Westside CARES have a steady job and source of income that does not keep up with the basic cost of living in the region.

“Westside CARES is a community of people who know that we all matter. We walk with our most vulnerable neighbors, honor their dignity, and grow hope–together.” — Michael Tassler, former Board Member, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church

Thank You Give! Campaign Sponsors