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Marjai Gives Back Through Teaching and Sharing Her Passion

The Kansas City Learning Center came full circle this week when long-time HALO youth, Marjai, helped HALO staff lead a workshop on empathy for local youth emergency shelter teens. Marjai has been a part of HALO since she was 10 years old. Now 17 and a junior in high school, she continues to foster her childhood passion of writing novels …

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Choose HALO! Missouri State Employee Charitable Contributions

HALO is proud to announce that its on the list for the Missouri State Employee Charitable Contributions. That means, any employee can choose HALO as its charity of choice and Missouri will donate to HALO. If you are a Missouri State employee, here are the following codes to submit to Jefferson City and Kansas City HALO programs: JC HALO: 4082 …

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#HumansofHALO – Meet Molly

Meet Molly. Before the children in the homes are taken back to their families, reconciliation between the children and their home communities needs to occur. After children are resettled, contact is kept so that we know how they are doing. We call, and we visit.  Molly is our Resettlement Coordinator. She loves, gives hope and encouragement to our children as …

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HALO Honors Keiran Beadnell as August Volunteer of the Month

We are proud to recognize our August Volunteer of the Month Keiran Beadnell for her outstanding commitment to consistently volunteering two days a week with office administrative tasks. Keiran recently moved to the Kansas City area and wasted no time on jumping in to make an impact in our community. We are so grateful for Keiran with her ongoing help …

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Alice had the Confidence to Dream

HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh writes: “It was a little over 10 years ago. Freshly pumped with vaccines, I shoved all the art supplies, clothing, and granola bars I could into my dingy backpack. I lie there in my bed, eyes wide open, and sure of only one thing – I was being called to Africa and India. 3 flights and a …

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Kelly’s 70th Anniversary Gives Back to HALO

HALO recently partnered with Kelly’s Westport Inn to celebrate its 70th Anniversary in Kansas City. They have teamed up with Stockyard Brewery to create a specialty brew called County Clare Irish Red Ale. All proceeds from the ale benefit HALO. These guys are INCREDIBLE!! In addition, they partnered with Normal Human T-shirt Company in the Crossroads to create two AWESOME shirts. …

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Help HALO Win the Kind Bar Causes Grant. Just click on “Vote”

Use your power for good! Super easy to make an incredible impact. Simply “Like” our Kind Bar project and share on Facebook and Twitter. Click here now. Right now, we have 149 votes. We need 3,000+++. Please help us! We will use the funding to focus on feeding two of our international homes, one home in Kenya and one home in …

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Roost Market KC Aug. 26 & 27 Benefits HALO

Join HALO at the first Roost Market KC event on August 26 and 27 and shop with 70+ awesome artisans and makers at Union Station. $1 of every ticket sale benefits HALO. Check out the official Roost Market Kansas City Facebook event or visit the Roost Market KC website to purchase tickets.

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British Army Training Unit Volunteers at Kenya Baraka Home

Members of the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) have recently been volunteering at the HALO Baraka Home. Volunteers from BATUK have spent four days helping HALO build a new dining hall, a space where our children can enjoy meals together as family. The British Army volunteers have also helped build new storage units, book shelves and laid paved walkways leading …