Feature Friday: The HALO Foundation

Uncategorized / Friday, October 18th, 2013

We’re starting a new blog series called Feature Friday.  Every Friday we will feature a different nonprofit organization.  If you would like to participate, please email me at [email protected].  Thanks!



Photo via: HALO

It’s no secret that VolunteerMark admires the HALO Foundation and everything they do.  For those who have not heard of HALO, it’s a nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, MO.  Their mission is to empower youth through art to help them become participating community members.  Although their physical location is in Kansas City, they help more than 1,000 youth every year and 11 orphanages and programs throughout the entire world.  87 percent of their donations go directly to programs.

It is no wonder that People Magazine (I’m sure I don’t need to clarify, but People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories) recently featured them.  Even popular, national magazines realize they would be crazy to let HALO’s good deeds and compassion go unnoticed.  The story was focused around Rebecca Welsh, HALO’s founder and CVO.  It highlights her story and how she turned her passion for helping children into a highly recognized nonprofit organization.  To read the story, click here.  Be prepared for a tug at your heart strings.

If you’re really looking for heart-wrenching stories, you should visit HALO’s “stories” page.  They feature some of the children they have helped and each child’s story.  It really captures what The HALO Foundation is all about in a way that you can connect with.  If you don’t think you’re making an impact when you volunteer, think again. 

If you would like to volunteer at HALO, please click here to sign up.