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HALO’s Rebecca Welsh Honored at Ingram’s 2018 Local Heroes and Philanthropist of the Year Luncheon

HALO is excited to announce that Rebecca Welsh has been nominated and selected among Ingram’s 2018 Local Heroes. This also includes six other Local Heroes as well as six Corporate Champions and the 2018 Philanthropist of the Year—Kent and Charlie Sunderland of the Sunderland Foundation. She was honored at the Ingram’s special recognition luncheon on Friday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 :30 p.m. in the …

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Coats for a Cause

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? The cold and snowy weather paints a perfect holiday picture, but can be miserable for some of the kids we work with. Many don’t have a coat to protect them from this weather. Luckily, our new partners, Equinox&Solstice, are helping to alleviate that issue.  “Equinox&Solstice began with a mission in mind and passion …

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News Release: Local at-risk youth honored as featured artist in a professional exhibit

For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Nicole GerkenDec. 3, 2018                                                                                  nicolegerken@haloworldwide.orgLocal at-risk youth honored as featured artist in a professional exhibit Kansas City, Mo. – HALO celebrates Madison Thurman’s first professional artist appearance at Perennial Places & Premier Financial Partners SWELL exhibit. This honor turned Thurman’s lifelong dream of becoming a professional artist into a reality. Join us on Friday, Dec. 7th at 3 – 6 p.m. …

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HALO Thanksgiving 2018

HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh writes: We just finished Thanksgiving Dinner at one of our HALO Homes. One of our HALO girls Leah stood up bravely, and said she was thankful for the opportunity of a new life and grateful for her HALO family. I walked away overwhelmed with gratitude. Seeing our kids gathered in a room, safe, and loved makes …

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HALO Honors November Volunteers of the Month

HALO Jefferson City’s Volunteer of the month is Jayne Gratz. We have been so fortunate to have Jayne as a part of the family because of her energy and willingness to help. Jayne is up for any task that comes her way and the girls love being around her. Her great sense of organization and style have been instrumental in …

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Madison’s Art Gallery

Tenacious. That’s the word Madison uses to describe her artwork and herself. Madison has been painting and drawing since she was 3, and has continually grown as an artist. Presently, she has a collection displayed as part of the SWELL show. She calls it “Expressional Growth”, inspired by the way she has grown as a person and an artist. It’s …

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Gifts That Give Back

Holiday Gift Inspiration Download Your Holiday Greeting Card Here Day 1: Give the Gift of Security One of our 16-year-old girls who lives in a HALO Home had to go to the hospital for a high fever. When the nurse asked if she had a safe place to sleep, she said, “For the first time in my life, I can say yes.” …

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GivingTuesday

This Holiday season, we are celebrating what we have accomplished together, starting with GivingTuesday. This is a movement where anyone, anywhere can make a difference. Join together with individuals, organizations, and communities around the world in giving back this Tuesday, November 27th. As a HALO family, we are Better Together. We have an urgent need this holiday. Three siblings need …

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Health Matters to Our HALO Youth

For the month of November, our HALO Life Skill is Health. HALO COO Nicole Gerken is passionate about health and teaches a Learning Center workshop every year to educate youth on the importance of this topic. She shares some highlights and tips applicable for everyone. Written by Nicole Gerken: Health is a passion of mine and a topic that our …

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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.