On Feb. 25th, HALO held its 2022 Virtual Art Auction, "Defying the Odds." Although we had an unfortunate technical glitch the night of the event, we ended up raising over $400,000 and counting for the children we support. It takes a village of people that helped us make this such a great success, and we can’t thank you all enough. Our kids, staff, sponsors, donors, volunteers, partners, friends, and family. THANK YOU. We are truly grateful for your passion for helping kids around the world defy the odds.
If you didn't get a chance to see the truly beautiful documentary premiere of "Ziere", make sure to watch it here. It's a story of one young man's resilience and strength when the odds were stacked against him. We were thrilled to celebrate him alongside Oprah Winfrey and so excited about his job offer from Target.
This year, we are grateful for the support of incredible celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Salma Hayak, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gillian Flynn, Nigel Barker & Jack Barker, Riley Smith, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sophie Grace, Tamara Day, Veronica Beard, and Walker Hayes. We also had some sensational musical performances by Sister Sledge ft. Sledgendary, Tenille Townes, Blessing Offor, and Tigirlily. You can watch video messages and performances on our YouTube channel.
Thank you to everyone who hosted a watch party in support of this year's event. We loved seeing your photos of the fun you had while helping raise money for the children we support. We are so grateful for you! We also wanted to give a special thank you to everyone that donated items to help make the auction possible. See a full list here.