Author Archives: Melissa Ramsey

Thrift Store USA is recycling items and energy thanks to solar panels

NORFOLK, Va. – Thrift Store USA is recycling items and giving them a second chance in a new home. Now, the store itself is recycling energy. The 130-kilowatt system perched atop the Norfolk store generates enough power for at least 10 homes. “It’s the largest privately owned system in Hampton Roads,” said Chad Wilkins with […]

Seton in the News: July 17, 2016 Zumbathon fundraiser helps at-risk youth purchase school supplies

  VIRGINIA BEACH Over 40 people danced and sweated their hearts out Sunday to raise money for children who need school supplies. The Virginia Beach Jaycees, a leadership training organization for adults ages 18 to 40, sponsored the first Zumbathon at the Inlet Fitness gym as a fundraiser for the Seton Youth Shelters Mentoring Children […]

Seton in the News, June 15, 2016: Children of the Penal System Learn Hope on the Dance Floor

Despite the smiling invitations from the teacher to join in, one little girl in the corner of the bright, aqua-painted studio refused to dance. Instead, she hid behind her mentor, occasionally peeking out at the others as they played. A cool autumn breeze blew in through the open studio door. It was the first day […]

Seton in the News, May 5, 2016: A Day at The Races In Virginia Beach

This Saturday evening at Back Bay Farms, don your most “Derby-Fabulous” attire, raise your mint julep and spend an exciting and elegant evening celebrating the Kentucky Derby, at Seton Youth Shelters’ Kentucky Derby Celebration: A Silks & Irons Soiree. Watch the real-time running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby and cheer on your favorite horse. Experience […]

Seton in the News, January 21, 2016: Homeless Youth Can Seek Shelter from Winter Weather

“ “VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — When winter weather hits, many of us have a safe, warm shelter. But, local organizations are working to protect those who don’t, especially homeless children and teens. There are an estimated 800 to 1,000 homeless youth in Hampton Roads. As the weather gets colder, the temperatures and conditions can pose […]

Nearly 1,000 volunteers to pack 16,000 pounds of Thanksgiving food

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) – Over 900 volunteers will be packing nonperishable food for 14 non-profits, including homeless and domestic abuse shelters, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank on Saturday. Non-profits benefiting this year include: Seton Youth Shelters, Barrett Haven, ForKids, The Genieve Shelter, H.E.R. Shelter, Hope House Foundation, Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, NATASHA […]

Seton in the News, Nov. 1, 2015: My Mentor, My Friend

Here in Tidewater, local organizations like Seton Youth Shelters, Girls with Goals Alliance, and The Up Center connect passionate mentors with children in need of extra guidance. Let’s take a look at a few inspiring mentor/mentee relationships and learn more about the benefits of mentoring. Home Current Issue Go-To Guides Family Travel Health Learning & […]

Seton in the News, Sept. 21, 2015: Hundreds scarf down oysters to support local charities

They shucked and pulled and yanked and chomped. They ate their oysters without a prompt. They slathered them in butter and Texas Pete. No other oysters could compete. They feasted and feted without a care. Oysters, oysters, everywhere. More than 1,300 partygoers blazed through thousands of oysters at the Cape Henry Rotary Club’s 32nd annual […]