Grateful Harvest: A Thanksgiving Celebration

HALO is grateful to have the opportunity to host events like HALO Thanksgiving for our kids.We feel privileged to celebrate Thanksgiving with our kids every year. Our children enjoy delicious food, fun activities, and many festivities throughout the evening. Our volunteers generously provide and serve delicious meals, and HALO kids can take leftovers home to enjoy. Together, we can ensure …

Love Heals in Kansas City

HALO partnered with a Kansas City local business, Associated Humanity, to create a unique and impactful clothing line inspired by our tagline, Love Heals. Not only did they launch this fun, light-hearted design, but Associated Humanity also spread the mission of HALO by bringing their products into local Kansas City businesses. Their effort to connect clothes to causes raised $800, …

Easter with HALO

For many people, holidays bring an opportunity to relax, reconnect with friends and family, have fun, and reflect on those connections and fortunes we value most. Holidays are a time of joy, recreation, and celebration. Many words come to mind when we think about holidays, but by far, the most common is ‘family.’ Your family is always there for you …

Lessons on Art and Influential Artists

At our Kansas City Learning Center, HALO youth are given a safe place to receive lessons in therapeutic art, professional development, higher education prep, and after-school tutoring. They are taught how to set goals, work towards them, and reach their full potential with support from HALO. Therapeutic art programs help the kids explore their emotions, understand conflicts or feelings that …

February Volunteers of the Month

HALO events would not be possible without the many volunteers that put their hearts into making HALO events a success. This year’s art auctions in both Jefferson City and Kansas City were no different. The February Volunteers of the Month are all the volunteers that dedicated their time to deliver an incredible experience for the HALO Art Auctions. Volunteers have …

Thankful for HALO Volunteers

No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.OprahTis the season to give back! For November, HALO has had so many people step up to ensure HALO youth have food and positive memories during a typically uncertain time in their lives. From filling Halloween buckets with candy for days to feeding around 40 mouths, the Kansas City Advocate Board is …

4th Annual KC Inspiration Breakfast Recap

On Thursday, September 15th, we hosted the 4th Annual “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast at The Abbott. HALO Advocate Board member Sally Sallee & Interior Designer and Host of Magnolia Network’s Bargain Mansions, Tamara Day, welcomed guests and partners as they shared why they support HALO. I’ve been involved in this organization for over ten years and have watched …

September Volunteers Of The Month

This month we are so excited to honor Sarah Dodge as our Kansas City September Volunteer of the Month. Sarah has supported HALO by helping with our database management, teaching us best practices, assisting in training, and has made us more efficient with e-communication. She is also a part of our Advocate Board, Most recently she has helped us develop …

Family Night Fun

Family Night is an important part of the HALO Jefferson City Girls Home. Family Night happens each week, on Thursday evening, for 2 hours. During that time all the residents of the HALO home spend time together. They enjoy a warm meal donated through Meal Train by our HALO Volunteers and do an activity together as a HALO family. It …

2021 Summer Showcase

On August 4th, 2021, HALO held the 2021 Summer Showcase! Hosted by Kansas City Program Facilitator Alayna Howard, and the program team, this event celebrates and showcases the HALO youth artwork created after a Summer of developing their passions and talents in different Learning Center Summer programs.  Even with the difficulties of COVID-19, we have continued to persevere and pulled off a …