13th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction Recap


On Friday, February 23rd, HALO hosted its 13th Annual Kansas City ArtReach Auction at The Brass on Baltimore. Attendees listened to children who have become heroes of their own stories, transformed through love, encouragement and support – breaking the cycle and becoming a contributing member of our community. By the end of the night, we raised over $200,000 for homeless and at-risk children.

The night kicked off with a silent auction and cocktail hour. After that, everyone sat down for dinner with food and drinks provided by Olive Events, The Brass on Baltimore, Stockyards Brewing Co., Casa De Loco Winery, and Tito’s Vodka. During the dinner, there was an Award Ceremony celebrating a few of those who made an impact this past year.

This is why we do what we do. This is the cycle breaking. It’s the good overcoming evil. It’s defying the odds right in that moment. Rebecca Welsh, HALO Founder
By being a part of HALO, we are helping kids in the worst situations become the heroes of their own stories.Bryan Albers, Honorary Chair

Everyone, from the attendees, donors, and sponsors, to the artists and volunteers, are a part of the HALO family. They are serving as the foundation of a family for children without one, providing housing, healing and education. Thank you!

If you attended the event, we would love to hear from you!

Please save the date for the 14th HALO ArtReach Auction on Feb. 22, 2019.


Below you can find some photos of the event. You can check out more photos of the event through our Facebook album along with live video for the ceremony.

Our HALO 2018 award winners include:

Volunteer of the Year: Elise Brummett
Advocates of the Year: Nuance and Apex Systems
Supporters of the Year: Marty and Cheryl Bicknell, Keith and Bonnie Connell, Bill and Becky Krueger
Artist of the Year: HALO Youth Noah
Star of the Year: HALO Youth Alesia
To learn more about this year’s award winners click here.