Thank You to our Gala Volunteers!
The Seton Home board and staff would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the over 60 volunteers who gave their time to ensure the gala was a great success! These caring and dedicated individuals gave their time to plan and implement the event, help our residents prepare for the gala, babysit the children of Seton Home, run registration and check-out and manage the live and silent auctions. This event could not have happened without the help of our volunteers! Thank you to the gala committee, led by Gala Chair Molly Daniels and Co-Chair Margaret Pellek, Delta Xi Nu of Our Lady of the Lake University, Security Service Federal Credit Union, The Junior League of San Antonio, to The Interact Club of Health Careers High School and the numerous others for your support.
Barbara Convertino - Childcare Volunteer since July 2010
Barbara Convertino has been volunteering at Seton Home since July 2010, and in just a few short months has witnessed how influencial her owrk has been with our residents. Barbara made the decision to volunteer at Seton Home because she believes in those women who make the choice to keep their baby in spite of the obstacles andlack of support from their families.
"It is easy to say that we, as a society, want young women to 'do the right thing' and continue an unexpected pregnancy," she said. "The challenge is that after the baby comes, what do we do in a concrete way to help these moms keep afloat and parent their children? They deserve the best tools we can give them to be a good mom while moving forward to a healthy and successful future."
In the few hours each week she spends donating her time at Seton Home, Barbara is especially humbled by the sacrifices that our residents make.
"I hear sad stories of moms who just can't quite make all of the choices they need to put themselves and their children in a healthy place...and it makes we realize how hard their roads really are," she said.
But while that road may be a tough one, Barbara is grateful for places like Seton Home and the opportunity she has to lend a helping hand.
"I am one of many who will continue to search for ways to encourage young moms not to give up and go back to a life that might seem easier but might not be the best for their child. We won't give up as long as there is one young woman who needs our advocacy."
And at the end of the day, there is no greater joy for her than the precious moments she gets to spend with the babies taking in their sounds and smells. "It reminds me of the power of hope and the sweetness of life."
Seton Home Happenings...
24th Annual Great Expectations Gala