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April 8, 2013
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February 9, 2011

Two years ago, after a generous friend contacted us to pick a San Antonio charity dealing with children with which to partner, we selected Seton Home to benefit from a fundraiser in memory of our daug... more

April 8, 2013
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In 2008, our daughter, an OB/GYN, and mother of twins(age 2), died very unexpectedly. With the help of a local philanthropist, we chose Seton Home as "our" charity, raising matching funds for building an education center at the home, which bears her name. This building provides a place for year-round tutoring and summer classes for the residents, ensuring their educational success. The luncheon bearing our daughter's name has become an annual event. Since the building became a reality in less than a year, the monies now raised continue to provided much need funds for on-going supplies and expenses incurred by the 30-40 girls who take advantage of this wonderful home. They are encouraged by the excellent staff to reach their maximum potential, build parenting skills, and succeed in all ways. We are proud to be associated with this non-profit and know our daughter, who valued education for young women, would be happy with our efforts.

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February 9, 2011

Two years ago, after a generous friend contacted us to pick a San Antonio charity dealing with children with which to partner, we selected Seton Home to benefit from a fundraiser in memory of our daughter, Dr. Leslie Hunt Parks(38), Obstetrician-Gynocologist. We selected this wonderful organization because of its fine program of providing total care for pregnant, homeless teen women and their children. We were especially impressed that Seton Home stressed continued education for all of its' residents. There was a need for an educational building on the property, something that the leaders had desired for a long time. The 1st annual tribute to motherhood luncheon was a huge success with almost 400 in attendance and this year's luncheon is being planned. Seton Home was able to raise the matching funds offered by the Harvey Najim Family Foundation and groundbreaking on the Dr. Leslie Parks Education Building will begin soon. I know she would have approved of her name being used on such a worthy cause and soon the teen mothers will be able to attend summer classes in the new facility.





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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing them raise the matching funds and working on the luncheon committee with their board members and leaders.

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hope that they would "toot their horn" more, getting better publicity for the exceptional job they are doing with these special young women and their babies.

February 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 26, 2011

Seton Home is a campus dedicated to caring for homeless teen mothers and their babies. When deciding where to spend my donation dollars, Seton Home tops the list year after year. The staff is professional and efficient. The board is dedicated to the cause. And the cause, itself, is among the most noble: caring for homeless children who have given birth to children of their own.

This organization affects GENERATIONAL change. The mothers are lifted up, told that they are worth something as human beings, and pointed toward education (high school diplomas and college). The babies benefit from a healthy, loving environment during that very important time of early development, and from the lessons that their mothers learn.

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When homeless teenage girls removed from their homes in another part of the state (under national media scrutiny), Seton Home welcomed the girls to the campus and provided a sanctuary for the girls.

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As a donor, I am not familiar enough with the every day workings to make such a suggestion.

February 22, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2011

I became instantly attached to Seton Home when delivering donated items from our Christmas Giving Tree at our parish. It was my first visit, so I expected to deliver and be gone, but I recognized the Director as a former colleague from Southwestern Bell. She gave me a tour, and I was hooked. I am impressed with the quality of the facility, the services given to the girls and their babies, and the great love with which all this happens. Thank God for Seton Home!

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February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

Seton Home wasn't around in 1963 when I faced being pregnant at 16. God was good to me as the young man I was dating wanted to marry me and I him. We also had our parents support and a wonderful church family. Having been raised in San Antonio I knew of the desperate need for a Seton Home. Living 45 miles south of SA our youth in our religion classes, where I am one of many teachers, decided to sponsor Seton Home in a small way. At Christmas our youth gather gifts for the babies and moms and then help take them there. It is so great that Seton Home provides the wonderful care and love these abandoned girls and babies need. The little ones are always smiling and love to hug. The young ladies have a safe place to have their little ones and know that loving volunteers and employees will take the best of care for their children while the girls continue their education in order to be able to have a future for themselves and their child. Where else would they have had the security and love provided for them? Seton Home gives them the opportunity to become the best they can be and be future citizens who will be contributing members of society.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the safety and love given to the young children and babies while their mothers continue their education.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Advertise their existence more and work to further inform the whole area as to the wonderful, needed work that they do.

February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

Seton Home is a great organization. When a child has a child and no place to go., what kind of future do you see for her? Seton Home helps to teach these young moms to change a hopeless situation into a good one. They teach them how to care and be nuturing to their child. Something they themselves may not have had. They enable them to get an education, some continue on to college. Talk about raising your self esteem! I attended a luncheon and learned of some of their success stories. If anybody could have seen how proud this one young mom was that she graduated from high school and was continuing her education, there was not one dry eye in the house! We were all so proud as if she was our own.

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When I attended the luncheon.

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I think they are doing a good job.

February 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 10, 2011

Our family is so impressed with the wonderful work being done at Seton Home, helping mothers and babies to a better life. We have participated in many fundraisers for the Home and fully support its life-giving mission.

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Knowing that mothers and babies are receiving the guidance they need to achieve better lives.

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Keep up the good work!

February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

My husband and I have visited Seton Home several times, and have donated items for the home, as well. We are very impressed with the work this facility does for young moms and their children. We feel very confident that they are very good stewards, and that those young women and their children are benefiting a great deal from this home. Their lives are enriched and very promising because of Seton Home. God bless them that they may continue to do His work.

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We have personally seen the good work that goes on at Seton.

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Encourage them to continue to reach out to the community in big ways, so they can continue to expand their outreach and their facilities.

February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

Seton Home is a wonderful place for homeless pregnant teen mothers. They are given many great opportunities at Seton Home .

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many aspects.

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create more funding.

February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

There are not enough stars to rate the good works done by Seton Home. The environment they provide for these young women during their pregnancy is amazing. Support is given to them to better themselves through education which only helps to insure they will provide a stable environment for their babies too. Every woman I have heard speak of her experience is very clear about the fact that their lives would not be going as well now if they had not had the support of Seton Home and the facilities they provide to call home. Enabling young women who want to be the mom's they know they should be able be make Seton Home a very special place in San Antonio.

The Great!

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their annual gala- they have the young women speak to everyone in attendance and the obvious strength these women have gained from the organization is undeniable.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase their capacity to help. They have a ceiling on the number of families they can take in and obviously the need is out there for so many more.

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

Dan and Lauren have worked with our companies to make our donor experience the most positive. We are so pleased to be a part of their organization. Their work is above none!

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Interacting with the girls and seeing their small and large achievements.

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None at this time.

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