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 …

July Volunteers of the Month

Kansas City Volunteer of the Month: David Thornhill is the Founder and Creative Director of Nuance, a marketing and advertising agency. We have been lucky enough to work with him over the last few years. David provides creative branding support on all our campaigns and events and is such an important part of HALO. We are so grateful for David’s insight …

June Volunteer of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the support of our volunteers. In these difficult times, HALO volunteers have shown their strength by giving of themselves in time and resources. We are incredibly thankful for the love and support of all of our volunteers. We would like to highlight the work of one amazing volunteer who makes a difference in …

HALO Welcomes New Marketing Interns

We’re excited to introduce you to our new Kansas City Marketing Interns! We can’t do what we do without the help of our interns and volunteers. We are so appreciative of them, and inspired by their desire to help others. Meilene Robinette (pictured right) “While studying business I want to apply my skills in a real world experience and develop …

Mother’s Day – Part 2

Check out part 2 of our Mother’s Day series! We spoke with HALO Kansas City Program Facilitator Alayna Howard about her role with HALO and what being a part of the HALO family means to her. Q: What brought you to HALO and made you interested in this role? A: I started as a volunteer in 2014. The first impression …

Staying Strong in Times of Uncertainty

In the past 15 years of HALO we can honestly say that we have never experienced a time that has changed so rapidly as we have with the world and it’s response to COVID-19. While it is easy (and valid) to get into the mindset of feeling defeated or unsure of what will come next, here at HALO we challenge …