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HALO Wins Two Golds at 2018 Nonprofit Connect Philly Awards

Excited to share at the 2018 Nonprofit Connect Philly Awards, HALO was awarded gold for our Informational Brochure and gold for our Fundraising Appeal of the Change Box. Special thanks to David Thornhill of Nuance for providing creative branding support. Read the full press release here from Nonprofit Connect with all winners listed. 

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HALO Honors October Volunteer of the Month

HALO Jefferson City is excited to announce that the Volunteer of the Month for October is Dian Schreimann. Dian volunteers in the HALO Jefferson City office weekly by doing everything from filing, mailing and organizing to help out.  She is dependable, friendly, and the HALO girls absolutely love having her around the home. Dian answers the call and goes above …

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Kelvin’s Success Story

Kelvin came to our Timau home in Kenya when he was just a little boy. His mother had died of TB, and he and his little brother had nowhere to go. He approached HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh, begging for a place to stay. The Timau home was at capacity and short on funding, and not in a place to take …

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A New Look for the KC Learning Center

For the last 14 years, the global marketing agency, VML,  hosts a Worldwide Foundation Day. All 33 offices close to send more than 3,000 employees out into their communities to volunteer. A group of  talented employees came to HALO Headquarters on Thursday to give our Learning Center a much needed facelift. They painted the gallery, hung pictures, and created inspiring …

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HALO Honors September Volunteers of the Month

HALO Jefferson City recognizes Lisa Washburn as its Volunteer of the Month.  Lisa is full of positive energy and always has a smile on her face. When she volunteers at HALO, she is quick to do absolutely anything she can to help. Lisa is super creative, and makes everything she touches look immaculate. She is kind and generous, and we …

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2nd Annual HALO I Defy the Odds Inspiration Breakfast Recap

On Thursday, September 20, HALO hosted its 2nd Annual “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Erin Duba and Holly Mihalovich started the event with a powerful speech describing why they choose to support HALO: “I support HALO because I’m inspired every day by these young people that open themselves to receiving and healing” and …

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HALO Youth Mark is a Rising Basketball Star

Mark moved into our Bukesa home in Uganda when he was 10 years old. He stayed with us until recently, when he moved into boarding school. He is only in high school, but is already on his way to becoming a basketball star. His love for basketball started at a young age when he admired the players at Makerere University, …

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2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 Annual Report is here!    2017 was a year full of growth for HALO. We celebrated the opening of our Jefferson City HALO Home and provided housing for 14 teens and seven babies. We held 172 Learning Center workshops to bring quality vocational, professional, healing art and relationship building programs to 688 of Kansas City’s homeless and at-risk …

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August Volunteers of the Month

Reagan Alewine is HALO Jefferson City’s volunteer of the month. Reagan interned with HALO last year, and now she volunteers weekly in the office and helps out all week long in the home. Reagan always has a smile on her face and positive attitude. The Hollo Family is Kansas City’s volunteer of the month. In the two years they have …