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January Volunteers of the Month

Every month, we get the honor of choosing our volunteers of the month. We appreciate the love and support shown by our volunteers. Here are our January 2021 volunteers of the month! Jefferson City: A big thank you to Meraki Hair Salon. This holiday season, they created their own Holiday Drive for HALO. They were able to collect lots of …

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HALO Holiday 2020

For our HALO kids, the holidays have usually been associated with pain and frustration. We hope that by creating fun holiday traditions, our youth have a positive experience during the holidays and the opportunity to pass down these traditions to their children one day. This holiday season, we were able to create some great memories thanks to you. Here are …

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#ArtDoesGood 2020 Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first HALO #ArtDoesGood campaign! Together, we raised over $44,000. This will provide a haven of creativity, future-focused art and life skill programs, and professional development training for 220 kids in a HALO Learning Center for one year! Also, congratulations to our 2020 Prize Winners:   Most Raised (Individual) Erin Clark (L) & …

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Oprah Winfrey Joins the Fight to End Childhood Homelessness at HALO Virtual ArtReach Auction “The Main Event” Feb. 26

Watch HALO Film Premiere Featuring HALO Youth Marjai and Exclusive Oprah Interview Special Music Performances by Tenille Townes and G. Love Kansas City, MO — HALO, a nonprofit that helps homeless and at-risk children around the world, is hosting its Virtual ArtReach Auction “The Main Event” on Fri., Feb. 26, 2021 to raise funds for homeless and at-risk children. This …

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December Volunteer Of The Month

We appreciate the love and support shown by our volunteers. Their dedication is what helps HALO grow and thrive. Every month, we get the honor of choosing our volunteers of the month.  Ashley Cerrentano has been a genuine lifesaver helping our kids with tutoring at the HALO Haven. She’s been able to help three kids who weren’t able to attend …

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November Volunteer of the Month

We wanted to be sure that our kids had a warm meal for Thanksgiving even if we couldn’t all be in the same room this year. Thanks to our amazing volunteers of the month, the Kansas City Advocate Board, Sweet Smoke BBQ, and Hy-Vee Jeff City, we were able to make sure all our kids got a warm meal and …

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November Speaker of the Month: Angie Hundley

Angie Hundley began her life as a foster child, and that was only the first of many “bad lemons” she has had a taste of in her life. From humble beginnings, her drive and desire to be more than a statistic of the unsuccessful foster system made her make lemonade from each challenge. She said things changed for her when she …

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Health: November Lifeskill

This month at HALO, we’re talking about staying healthy! This week we talked to our kids about eating healthy foods. One way we do this is to encourage our kids to eat like the rainbow. Eating lots of fruits and veggies, of all colors of the rainbow, means our bodies are getting lots of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals …

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Turn ‘Creativity’ Into a Safe Place to Live for Homeless Kids

Nonprofit H​ALO​ launches a new online ART-a-THON for all ages called #ArtDoesGood​ to benefit at-risk and homeless children around the world. An ART-a-THON is like a marathon except participants are not running, they are creating or performing art. “Art is good for our mental health. It can be making music, painting, dancing, martial arts, cooking, videos, photography, yoga, whatever your …