Care-A-Van Receives $10,000 Gift from Walton Development and Management


LULING, Texas – (Sept. 5, 2014) – The Children’s Care-A-Van, a service of Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital, received a first-time donation from Walton Development and Management Group in Austin, The Seton Fund has announced.

The donation was a $10,000 sponsorship gift in support of the 10th Annual Taking Care of Tiny Texans Gala that benefits operations of the Children’s Care-A-Van.

The Children’s Care-A-Van provides health care to children in Caldwell County, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable. The full-service mobile unit travels to schools and churches in the region serving thousands of children, most of whom have no regular access to medical care.

Support from community and corporate donors such as Walton have made it possible for Caldwell County children to receive well child exams, health education and care for chronic conditions, such as asthma. Over the past 10 years, the Care-A-Van delivered care to more than 16,500 children and provided more than 19,100 immunizations.


“Walton is proud to support the efforts of the Seton Edgar B. Davis Care-A-Van program as it works to provide critical services to areas where medical care might not be readily available,” said Becky Collins, general manager of Walton Development and Management in Austin. “Communities like Martindale, where Walton is in the early planning stages of a master-planned community, are already benefitting from the Care-A-Van, and we are happy to help this vital program.”

This year’s Taking Care of Tiny Texans Gala, held August 16 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, raised more than $214,000, surpassing its fundraising goal. Honorary event co-chairs were Sandra Hendricks, wife of Luling Mayor Mike Hendricks, and Patti White, wife of Lockhart Mayor Lew White. Michelle Hazelett served as the gala chair.

“The very generous donation by Walton will enable the Children’s Care-A-Van to provide quality medical care to hundreds of children throughout Caldwell County,” said Apryl Haynes, Seton Edgar B. Davis’ vice president and chief operating officer. “This donation will improve the health and quality of life among our county’s most vulnerable citizens.”

About Walton

The Walton Group of Companies (Walton) is a family-owned, multinational real estate investment, planning and development group concentrating on the research, acquisition, administration, planning and development of strategically located land in major North American growth corridors. With more than 88,000 acres of land under administration and management, Walton is one of North America’s premier land asset administrators and managers.

Walton has been in business for over 30 years. We take a long-term approach to land planning and development. Our industry-leading expertise in real estate investment, land planning and development uniquely positions Walton to responsibly transition land into sustainable communities where people live, work and play. Our communities are comprehensively designed in collaboration with local residents for the benefit of all community stakeholders. Our goal is to build communities that will stand the test of time: hometowns for present and future generations.

About Seton Hays Foundation

The Seton Hays Foundation provides financial support and advocacy for Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle, Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling, Seton Southwest Hospital in south Travis County, and Seton Smithville Regional Hospital in Smithville. Our Board of Trustees is made up of local community members who volunteer their time, offer their talent and support our philanthropic efforts to raise funds that will help us carry out the health care ministry of the Daughters of Charity, our founders.