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Holiday Celebrations in Uganda

Every time we see our kids in Uganda and learn about their stories, we are reminded of the importance of HALO for every one of them. That is never more true than during the holiday season. When our Uganda kids were asked for a holiday wishlist, most of the girls asked for backpacks and suitcases, and the majority of the …

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A Very HALO Holiday

The holidays are meant to be special, a time of giving and love when we are all reminded of what is important. At HALO, the holidays are extra special because we get to help our kids experience the magic that can be felt when you’re loved. Many of them for the first time. At our Girls Home in Jefferson City, …

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Jefferson City Country Club Annual Dinner

One of our favorite HALO Holiday traditions in Jefferson City is our annual dinner at the Jefferson City Country Club. We love it because we get to help our current HALO kids and HALO Alumni look and feel their very best, and we get to take them somewhere they haven’t been before. Generous stylists donate their time and talent to …

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$22,000 raised for #ArtDoesGood

Giving Tuesday marked the conclusion of this year’s annual #ArtDoesGood fundraiser, and the outcome turned out better than anyone could expect. The money raised goes a long way towards providing love and healing to children worldwide who may not be receiving enough of it already. This year we were fortunate enough to receive support from individuals, groups, families, and teams. …

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HALO Wins Three Golds at 2021 Nonprofit Connect Philly Awards

HALO received three Gold awards from this year’s 2021 Nonprofit Connect Philly Awards! #1: Gold in the “Special Event Campaign” category. This was for HALO’s first fully virtual live-streamed auction, The Main Event: A Fight to End Childhood Homelessness. Watch the full event below.Special thanks to Oprah Winfrey for her contribution to this year’s Art Auction. And don’t forget to …

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HALO Thanksgiving And November Volunteers of the Month

The word Thanksgiving probably makes you think of great food, family time, and togetherness with people you love. For many of our HALO kids, it instead evokes memories of times they didn’t have enough to eat or that their family wasn’t together at all. We want to make sure that our kids get to see the other side of this …

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“What does clean air mean to me?”

What comes to your mind when you think of clean air? Nature? Driving with the windows down? Maybe being inside with the AC on? The quality of the environment and the air all around is genuinely something that affects us all. So finding ways to lessen our carbon footprint, keep our air clean and conserve energy are important lessons for …

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October Volunteers of the Month

We are so excited to honor Rebecca Rademan as our Jefferson City, October Volunteer of the Month. Rebecca has supported HALO with her generous time and talents for many years. Rebecca, of Rademan Communications, hosted the Busch’s Florist dinner party extravaganza on behalf of HALO. Flair and elegance went into creating a truly magical evening. From decor to service, Rebecca’s …

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Autumn at HALO

When you think back on Autumn memories of your childhood, you probably start to feel nostalgic thinking about carving pumpkins with your family or enjoying a s’more fresh off the stick. When our HALO kids think of Autumn, the memories are often far less picturesque. Most of our kids don’t know how special holiday moments and traditions can be. We …

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

Join the 2nd Annual #ArtDoesGood Fundraising Campaign Oct. 19-Nov. 30  Kansas City, MO — Nonprofit HALO launches its 2nd Annual #ArtDoesGood online fundraising campaign to continue serving as the foundation of a family for thousands of at-risk and homeless children around the world. This is a six-week campaign Oct. 19 – Nov. 30 with a $12,500 dollar-for-dollar match. “Homeless kids …