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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. 

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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 …