Thank you for making a donation in support of our mission.
 

Even the smallest of gifts can add up to make a large difference in our community.




HALO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) qualified not-for-profit organization. HALO
will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

It's easy and secure, just use your credit card or PayPal account by clicking the 
big yellow donate button.

Mail a Check
Make it payable to HALO, Inc. and send it to 2000 DeKoven Ave, Unit 1, Racine, WI 53403

Sustaining Partners of HALO have committed to at least a 3 year pledge of financial support and are also some of our favorite local businesses! You can find some of our sustaining partners here.

Leave a Legacy
Talk to your financial planner about bestowing a gift to HALO through a will, trust, or beneficiary naming. Or, donate some of your IRA's required annual withdrawal in a charitable transfer, which you can learn more about here. If you are interested in this option, please contact HALO's Community and Volunteer Programs Manager, Stephanie Martin, at 262-633-3235 ext. 143 or smartin@haloinc.org.




HALO has been overloaded with kindness from In Kind donations recently! We are still accepting a few essential donation items listed below, but please give us a call at 262-633-3235 ext 143 if you want to donate something that is not listed.

Why isn’t HALO accepting all in kind donations at this time?

Over the past few weeks and months, HALO has been overrun with generosity from the community. HALO works hard to make sure that each individual and family in our program has what they need to succeed, whether that includes clothing, personal care items, school supplies, or even the basics of an apartment. To do this, we do accept donations from the community on a regular basis.

However, space is limited around HALO! During their stay in HALO we may have as many as eight individuals per room. Because of this, we are forced to limit the amount of personal items each person can keep in their room, generally around 10 outfits per person, or 15 for a working individual with a uniform. Additionally, space is limited in our donation storage facility. When we receive an influx of donations, we are forced to limit donations to only a few essential items that we use on a very regular basis. There are other items that we are unable to take any time of the year, due to various regulations placed on our organization.

Are there any items that HALO can use right now?

Of course! There are always items that we need. However, these vary based on the individuals in our program, the season, and what has been donated recently. Always make sure to call before donating, so we can let you know what we need at present. Here are some examples of items we need very regularly:

  • Bedding, including twin sheets, pillowcases, blankets
  • Undergarments for men and women, including underwear, socks, and white t-shirts (L, XL, XXL especially!)
  • Paper goods, including Kleenex, ziploc bags, napkins
  • Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Pillows
  • Kleenex
  • Diapers, especially sizes 4-6
  • Perishable food items, including milk, fruit, vegetables
  • Sets of dishes in good condition

How else can I help HALO and the individuals in your program?

Just because we don’t have the space for many items at this time, doesn’t mean that aren’t other ways you can support HALO or activities that support our clients. Here are a few ideas:

·         Give your time! We can use volunteers for all kinds of things, including serving meals, tutoring students, serving on our board or committees, or even sorting the donations from other individuals!

·         Help furnish an apartment! We work with local organization Feather a Nest to furnish the apartments of some of the men and women moving out of our program. Get in touch with Community and Volunteer Programs Manager, Stephanie Martin, at 262-633-3235 ext. 143 or smartin@haloinc.org if you are interested in this program.

·         Give financially! One of the most important ways we can help individuals is through the time of dedicated, professional, and knowledgeable case managers and staff who provide daily guidance, referrals, and resources to our clients as they work to become self-sufficient. But we can’t do that unless we are able to pay their salaries! Your financial gifts enable us to provide more than just a bed for those experiencing homelessness.





Normally, we leave up the following message regarding in kind donations:

Donating Items In Kind
Serving up to 120 men, women and children each night, our greatest need is our consumables. 
Please download a donation form here to bring along with your donated items. Tracking donated items helps HALO to receive grants and other forms of support. HALO is open 24-hours daily, 365 days a year.


Our Most Recent  Needs Include:
Diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6
Twin mattresses
Waterproof twin mattress covers
Clean or new comforters
TV Antenna hook-up

For Our Housing Programs:
Bed Frames (all sizes)
Bedding (all sizes-new or cleaned)
New Pillows
Dressers
Vacuums
Pots and Pans

Larger Items:
An industrial freezer
Security Cameras
A new Business Phone System to replace existing one--with multiple-line, intercom, paging and voice-mail phones for over a dozen offices and rooms.
Flooring--HALO is entering its tenth year of service in 2015 and desperately needs to replace large areas of flooring in our facilities. We prefer to this in segments, room by room. If you or someone you know is in the flooring business and would like to help with a donation of materials or service, please contact Eric Hill, facilities director at 262-633-3235 xtn. 208. Thank you!

Consider Hosting a Donation Drive:
You, your family, your co-workers, your church... any individual or group can organize and host a Donation Drive for new and unused personal care items used at the shelter daily. 

This can be a great alternative to receiving gifts on your birthday! 
Use Facebook and other social media to help spread the word. Be sure to let HALO know if you are planning an event in support of our mission so that we can help promote it, too.

Successful donation drives have included Diapers & Wipes, Deodorant Sticks, Feminine Products, New Towels, Linens, Pillows & Blankets, New Socks & Undergarments, Non-Perishable Food Items and more. 


Other Donation Needs:
Shelter Needs
  • Deodorant, Razors, OTC cold & flu medicine for adults and children
  • Powder Laundry Soap
  •  Kitchen & bath cleaning supplies with bleach
  • White t-shirts
  • Socks/underwear/bras (Lg-3XL esp.) 
  • Thermal undergarments-winter months only
  • Tissues
  • Shower Curtains
  • Large Bath Towels, hand towels and washcloths
  • Combs and brushes 
  • Milk/cheese/eggs/butter
  • Coffee/sugar/creamer
  • Cooking tools, spices
  • Fresh fresh fruit and fruit juices
  • For our Growing Home Program: Tomato cages, canning jars, plastic square pots, ribbon, laminating sheets
Transitional Housing Program Needs
  • Bed frames & bedding
  • New Pillows
  • Comforters & Blankets for TW/DBL
  • Plastic storage containers (Large)
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Mops & brooms
  • Coffee Makers
  • Plates/cups/drinking glasses/flatware
  • College text books (call ext. 105)
  • GED preparation books
  • New food processors for the kitchens
  • New Nesco's for the kitchens
Family Program
  • Pack n Plays (New or gently used)
  • Disinfectant hand wipes
  • Strong metal/wood hangers
  • Large boxes of breakfast bars/cereal
  • Diapers (sizes 4-6) and baby wipes
  • Large bottles of tempera paint
  • New sippy cups/pacifiers
  • Tricycles