Year-End Giving

Make a gift that makes a difference!

For most of us, the holiday season brings the promise and joy of spending time with our loved ones. These special gatherings are not guaranteed for a parent whose medically complex child calls the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center “home.”

At the Pediatric Center, we understand that keeping families close is essential to healing. For too many of our families, cost and travel barriers make frequent visits challenging. This is why we created our Home to Home parent and sibling transportation program in 2017. Home to Home enhances transportation options with the goal of strengthening family bonds and giving children and their families the loving support they need.

Catherine, mother of Brittany, attested, “Before using Home to Home, I would drive from Queens, often in heavy traffic, to the Pediatric Center not knowing how long it would take to get there.* I’d be worried about leaving in time to drive back to Queens, find parking and then take the subway to work in Manhattan. Now, I take a train that’s on a schedule, spend the time I want to with my daughter and still make it to work on time.”

For Catherine, these moments together are precious and irreplaceable. “I’m able to spend a lot more time with my daughter now,” she said, adding that she joins Brittany during her school day at our on-site John A. Coleman School, accompanies her to aquatic therapy sessions and takes part in special events like prom. “I’m more relaxed about my time with her, so it’s less stressful to plan trips to visit.”

For families like Catherine’s, Home to Home gives the gift of peace of mind.

Each year, we need to raise $50,000 in order to fund this critical program, which helps our families cover travel costs such as MetroCards, Metro-North tickets, bus fares, ridesharing services and taxis. Please partner with us this holiday season by making a contribution to Home to Home. Your donation, small or large, will make a difference in the life of a very special child and their family!

“I couldn’t fathom a place where anyone could take care of her the way we did at home,” Catherine said. “The fact that the Pediatric Center exists and my daughter has access to excellent care and services we never dreamt of is such a relief! [They take] our whole family into consideration, something that has made a considerable difference in our lives. They are arranging for my daughter to be home with us for Christmas this year for a few days, providing us with door to door service,” she said. “It means the world to us.”

*Names have been changed to protect privacy.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities is generously matching every donation made to Home to Home up to $25,000!
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If you have any questions, or would prefer to make your payment over the phone, you can call Jaime Ronco at (914) 294-6193.

The St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation (Tax ID 80-0879753), the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center (Tax ID 13-3398657), the John A. Coleman School (Tax ID 20-1946996) and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (Tax ID 27-1837787) are all not-for-profit corporations. Your gift is deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.