This January, we’re so excited to begin a new journey at Southern Enterprises to make a difference through SEI Cares. While we have always encouraged the spirit of giving at our company, we finally have found a way to unify our efforts under one umbrella to make an even stronger impact on our community. For 2014 we have selected three philanthropies to focus on. Be The Difference is 501(c) non-profit organization dedicated to to fund programs that will help women battling ovarian cancer today and to finding a cure. Realizing that their passion and the immediate need for making a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer extended beyond a yearly event, Jill, Helen, Lynn, and Julie founded the Be The Difference Foundation. Jonathan’s Place is a “home-style” emergency shelter. We began working with Jonathan’s Place back in 2011, and we were touched by the way the volunteers had such a passion for the kids. Offering more than just a place to lay their heads, Jonathan’s Places gives children specialized treatment for physical, mental and emotional healing. This year Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas makes it their mission to provide accurate and current information, resources, and support for people with Down syndrome, their families and the community. We have participated in the yearly fundraiser held by the DSG for several years now thanks to the efforts of our favorite employee Talor Milstein!