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 …

15th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction Recap

On Friday, February 28th, HALO hosted its 15th Annual ArtReach Auction at The Abbott on Cherry Street in downtown Kansas City. Thanks to the amazing support of our generous guests and donors, we raised over $350,000, making this our most successful year yet! We are constantly amazed by the change our HALO community is able to create when we all …

3rd Annual HALO I Defy the Odds Inspiration Breakfast Recap

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”Ralph Waldo EmersonOn Thursday, September 19th, we hosted the 3rd Annual “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Honorary Co-Chairs Shannon Thrun and Courtney Filing started the event by …

HALO Honors September Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization. Each month, we have the pleasure of choosing volunteers to recognize as our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about each one of them below! Kansas City Todd Lowenstein: Todd is incredibly reliable and very popular with the kids. He shows up …

HALO Honors June Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization so well. Each month, we have the pleasure of choosing one volunteer from our main HALO locations to recognize our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about each one of them below! Jefferson City: Brooke is the Volunteer of the Month for …