2023 Handbags For HALO

HALO, Moroccanoil and The Daily Front Row presented Handbags For HALO at The Crosby Street Hotel in New York on November 9th.

The event began with Moroccanoil® Co-Founder Carmen Tal.  She shared that 10 years ago, Moroccanoil did a project called Inspired by Women, a short documentary film series highlighting the work of five women. They searched the country for these inspirational women and met Rebecca Welsh of The HALO Foundation. In 2013, HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh was selected for the Moroccanoil® INSPIRED BY WOMEN™ Short-Film Series directed by Bryce Dallas Howard titled “Rebecca’s Story.” This year, Moroccanoil and HALO are celebrating 10 years of an impactful partnership. 


Rebecca said that one of the questions she constantly gets is - “what happens to these kids in the long term? Do they really break the cycle?” During the event, the documentary film Caylin premiered that follows up with one of the children featured in the Inspired By Women documentary and gives us a chance to see where she is 10 years later.

“HALO met Caylin at the age of 15 when she was in search of stability and a safe place to live and raise her baby Avalynn,” HALO’s founder Rebecca Welsh explained on the night. “Caylin was a hardworking, young teen mom who wanted to give her daughter everything she could. Through the years, she has remained involved with HALO and always comes ‘home’ for the holidays. Caylin graduated high school and went on to college. She has a secure job with benefits and just bought her first home. Caylin dreams of creating the best life for her 10-year-old daughter, Avalynn, to provide her with the opportunities she has never had. When we invest in the youth of our communities, great things happen. Caylin just needed some support, and she absolutely deserved it. She has broken the cycle for her daughter Avalynn and generations to come.”

After the event Caylin came on stage with Rebecca for a Q&A with the audience.
The evening was sponsored by Moroccanoil and included a Handbags for HALO auction benefit of new and pre-loved handbags. Style stars including Oprah, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Lauren Bush Lauren donated handbags for the auction, as well as major brands like Coach, Kate Spade, Herschel Supply Company, Bronx & Banco, Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Il Bisonte, Published By, IRO, Summer Wheat, Mikayla Lane Collection, Dolce and Gabbana, NLA Collection, Jimmy Choo, Ethan K and more.

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