HALO welcomes everyone in the community to join our HALO Volunteer Team any time of the year, especially at the start of a new year.
With personal goals and more motivation, people who volunteer at HALO make the biggest impact on the children who need it the most. Read how our January Volunteers of the Month brought their talents and skills to support HALO.
Our HALO Jefferson City Volunteer of the Month is Demond Shavers, a senior at Lincoln University. He is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and is a dedicated member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Demond brought his skills and talents to the Jefferson City Boys Program by cutting youths' hair, bringing smiles to their faces, and boosting their self-esteem! He took the time to give the boys haircuts and fostered positive conversations and connections with the HALO teens, exemplifying what it means to be the foundation of a family. Thank you, Demond, for showing up for HALO kids by being you!
Our HALO Kansas City Volunteer of the Month is Emma A, a member of HALO's youth volunteer program, ClubHALO! Emma shows exactly how HALO started almost 20 years ago - kids helping kids. At only 14 years old, Emma has been using her talents to support HALO. Emma has recently inspired and participated in HALO's newest family-friendly volunteer project, making friendship bracelets for HALO youth. She has been making bracelets and giving portions of her sales to HALO while spreading awareness about youth homelessness through the message of "Love Heals" in her handmade jewelry. Emma has stepped up, even more, this month by being a leader for other compassionate youth in her community by making a tutorial video so that other kids and teens can make friendship bracelets for HALO kids all over the world, as well. Thank you, Emma, for showing the world how powerful young people are!