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  • School Children the Real Winners in Snack Drive Competition

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    Hunger is a problem that doesn’t yet seem to have an end. Organizations, such as Feeding America, work consistently to help. Every September, they shine a spotlight on the issue of hunger with Hunger Action Month. One of the goals of Hunger Action Month is to gain support for child nutrition programs. The need is very strong. According to Feeding America, 15.8 million children lived in Read More

  • Giving is Old School for Seton's Branford Facility

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    Back-to-school shopping is both stressful and expensive. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on clothes, shoes, school supplies and electronics. For some families, that cost—which represents a 5 percent increase from spending of $634.78 one year ago—is much more than they can afford. Employees at Seton’s Branford facility made it easier for many local families Read More

  • Texting While Driving: Why It Matters That You #JustDrive

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    Last month, a new PSA was released that shows the dangers of texting while driving. In this haunting video, what starts out as a fun car ride with friends ends in tragedy. As the driver gets her phone to reply to a text message, she misses the stop sign in front of her. Suddenly, they get hit by an oncoming truck, and the car flips Read More

  • Sprucing Up Parks for Spring and Summer

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    Public parks belong to everyone! That's the idea behind New York City's It's My Park Day. Coordinated by the City Parks Foundation, this program is working with roughly 300 community groups to improve and beautify public spaces. Activities include mulching, litter pick-up, tree planting, and educational shows and lectures. The events foster a sense of community and encourage the protection of public Read More

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week: A Few Guidelines

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    On average, the U.S. coastline is struck by an average of 3 hurricanes over a 2-year period, with at least one of these being classified as major.  And while the states along or near the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico are most directly impacted by the hurricane season (which occurs from June to November), these weather disturbances affect the entire country. As such, the Read More

  • Seton Raises Funds and Hope for Relay for Life

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    When one of the American Cancer Society’s major annual events, Relay for Life, came to the Connecticut shoreline, Seton decided to get involved. Tracy Landino, a Seton employee, first got involved with the American Cancer Society a decade ago after cancer deeply impacted her own life and the lives of her loved ones. In 2003, she started a team called House of Read More

  • Seton Buys Mother’s Day Flowers From Roses for Autism

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    Right before Mother’s Day, Seton partnered Roses for Autism©, a local nonprofit organization, to purchase Mother’s Day bouquets and contribute to a great cause. Roses for Autism is located on the historic, family-owned Pinchbeck Farm in Guilford, Connecticut. There they grow roses, daisies, and lilies year-round in a greenhouse. The proceeds benefit the farm’s unique Career Training Program for adults with Autism. Did you know that the unemployment rate Read More

  • Seton Welcomes Spring to the Ronald McDonald House of CT

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    With spring underway, Seton employees were on a mission to spread some warmth to the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut. The Ronald McDonald House acts as a haven for the families of sick children who are in need of long-term inpatient or outpatient hospital treatment. The families residing in the New Haven Ronald McDonald House have had their lives disrupted and Read More

  • Seton Springs Into Action For a Local Animal Shelter

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    Seton employees have partnered with the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter to help create a pet food pantry to support pet owners who are experiencing financial difficulties. Laura Burban, the shelter’s director, says she envisioned a stand-alone structure on their property in Branford, Connecticut where people could give or take pet food as needed. In order to make their dream a reality, Seton Read More

  • Seton Helps Local Safe Haven

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    At the end of an icy February, Seton employees initiated what began as a simple food drive for a local charity, the Amistad House. Upon learning about how much the Amistad House supports needy families in New Haven, Connecticut and how little help they actually receive, Seton was inspired to give even more. “The Only Solution is Love” is the motto of New Read More

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