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HALO Welcomes New Interns

We’re excited to introduce you to our new Kansas City interns! Meet Mikaela, Madeline, Athyna and Megan. We can’t do what we do without the help of our interns and volunteers. We are so appreciative of them, and inspired by their desire to help others. Mikaela Papageorgiou, Marketing Intern I chose to intern with HALO because the way they see the path …

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15th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction Feb. 28 Celebrating 15 Years of Growth and Thousands of Lives Changed, Announcing 2020 Award Winners: Advocates, Volunteers, Artist, Supporters of the Year

HALO 2019 Award Winners – Back Row: Brittany English, Sam Hoffman, Greg Lam, Derek You, Allison Reeve, Sally Sallee, Katrina Scott of Mariner Wealth Advisors. Front Row: Elise Brummett, HALO Youth Madison, HALO Youth Frankie and son, HALO Youth Alesia, Kim Ansari of Perennial Places and Carly Rae Robinson of Carly Rae Studio.  Kansas City, MO — Kansas City nonprofit …

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HALO Honors December Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization. Each month, we have the pleasure of choosing volunteers to recognize as our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about both of them below! Kansas City Our Kansas City volunteer of the month is Justine Hice. This month, Justine wrapped up her …

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Thanksgiving 2019

On Thursday, November 14th, HALO held its HALO Thanksgiving for our kids at the HyVee Arena. Throughout the course of the evening, there was food, fun, and festivities galore. Mariner volunteers provided, and served, a delicious meal. The Advocate Board made pies for the Thanksgiving dinner. After a hearty meal, our kids went to the gym to enjoy some basketball …

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HALO Honors November Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization. Each month, we have the pleasure of choosing volunteers to recognize as our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about each one of them below! Kansas City Nathan Davis & Gaige Barrett: Nathan and Gaige have a calm and encouraging energy that …

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HALO Youth Marjai Shares ‘HALO Effect’ at INSPIRED BY WOMEN Benefit

Photo Credit Caroline Fiss HALO held a discussion of notable female leaders who are making a difference called INSPIRED BY WOMEN on Nov. 7 at the Gramercy Park Hotel Terrace in New York. Moderated by Cheddar Anchor Jill Wagner, panel speakers included Actress and Film Director Bryce Dallas Howard, Moroccanoil Co-Founder Carmen Tal, Veronica Beard Co-Founders Veronica M. Beard and …

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HALO to provide place for boys to call ‘home’

News Tribune by Joe Gamm Oct. 26 2019 @ 10:40pm When HALO will be able to receive clients at its new after-school home for boys is a bit of a moving target. The organization has the site and a program manager — Darian Pruitt, who, with his wife, will live at the home. And, for months, volunteers led by members …

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HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh at Variety Power of Women

HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh was invited back to speak at the Annual Variety Power of Women Luncheon on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles. The event, in partnership with Lifetime Television, gathers Hollywood’s most philanthropic women selected as Variety’s “Power of Women Honorees.” Through their humanitarian efforts, these women make a significant difference in their chosen causes. The six honorees include Jennifer …

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Leadership Masks and Pumpkins

This month we discussed what it looks and feels like to be in a leadership role. Some of the kiddos talked about how happy it made them to lead their younger siblings, and how much they loved the leaders in their lives such as their parents or teachers. The masks are depictions of what leadership feels like to them. One …