For Immediate Release: October 14, 2016
Contact: – Jennifer Sieracki,
757.963.5795 x 105
SETON YOUTH SHELTERS AWARDED $25,000 BY THE WALMART FOUNDATION
Virginia Beach, Virginia—The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program awarded a $25,000 grant to Seton Youth Shelters to continue its goal of Changing Lives, Building Futures. Seton Youth Shelters is the region’s only organization devoted to exclusively providing shelter, counseling and outreach to youth ages 9-17.
“We are honored to be a recipient of this grant and thank Walmart for its commitment to supporting the essential programs and services we provide for our local community,” stated Jennifer K. Sieracki, Executive Director of Seton Youth Shelters. “The Walmart Foundation award is especially critical in light of last week’s devastating news that we have lost $600,000 in federal funding. The loss created an unprecedented $250,000 deficit for our Street Outreach Program, which reaches more than 10,000 Hampton Roads’ youth each year,” Sieracki added.
Seton Youth Shelters provides residential and outreach programs which address hunger, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and support the sustainability of underserved youth who are homeless and disconnected from families and caring, responsible adults, and youth who often have run from abuse and neglect.
“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are pleased to support Seton Youth Shelters,” said Brooke Mueller, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart. “This organization is important to Walmart because they provide shelter, counseling and various outreach programs to local youth in need.”
For more information about Seton Youth Shelters, please visit www.setonyouthshelters.org and like us on Facebook (Search: Seton Youth Shelters). For any questions please call Public Relations and Donor Associate, Karlaa Williams at 757.963.5795 ext. 103 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org