When No One Else is There SouthSide Cares

SouthSide Cares

SouthSide Cares is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 by a group of south side, Des Moines, IA residents to help those families afflicted by cancer and other chronic medical issues. Our organization has raised thousands of dollars to help those in need. Our annual benefits, tournaments and other events help us help those that need it most. Find out how you can contribute to someone in need through donations of money and time.

Our Mission

SouthSide Cares exists by the grace of God to benefit and inspire everyone it touches. Our organization is simple, solid and timeless…making a difference in the community through helping individuals and families facing hardships and emergencies by coordinating community fundraisers, auctions and raffles

Our Vision

Hardships do not discriminate, which is why our year-round benefits get so much attention. Devote an evening to attend one of our meetings and see first-hand the families we help daily.

How To Help

& Fundraisers

We help raise thousands of dollars for the most in need in our community. Learn more about how you can help or let us know about your situation.

Events & Fundraisers

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2023 Annual SouthSide Cares Golf Tournament

Join us on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 for a fun-filled golf tournament! Register at 8 am, tee off at 9 am. Don’t miss out on the $75 per person cost and $150 sponsorship opportunity. Stick around for a delicious luncheon at Eagles, catered by Smokey D’s.

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Paula Tutor Benefit July 15th

SouthSide Cares is organizing a benefit event on Saturday July 15th to raise money for Paula Tutor, a Des Moines resident who has been battling cancer for the past two years. The event will be held at the Eagle’s Lodge in Des Moines, Iowa. SouthSide Cares is a community-based organization that aims to bring together individuals and businesses in the Southside of Des Moines to support local causes and individuals in need. This event is a great opportunity for the community to come together and show their support for Paula Tutor and her fight against cancer.

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Benefit for Tyson Vasquez

Tyson is currently a freshman in High School. He was diagnosed with a rare disease called PANS i.e. Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. Symptoms include OCD, depression, severe anxiety, suicidal idealation, paranoia and auditory hallucinations. Treatment for this includes IVIG intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy. Cost of this treatment is $12,771 per treatement and Ty may need 6-10 treatments. It is currently being denied coverage by insurance. Please help raise funds so we dont lose our lovable, kind and caring Ty. PANS IS RARE BUT IN THIS FAMILY IT IS REAL!

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