HALO's Angels of Support

HALO's mission of meeting emergency shelter needs, coordinating support services, and preventing chronic homelessness would be impossible without the generous support of our community. 

We are grateful for the following individuals, businesses, and organizations for their continued support.

We've had an outpouring of support from many of our corporate partners. See who they are:

Fiona Murphy Takes Leadership in HALO's Adopt-A-Family Program and ROCKS IT!

Started by Stephanie Kober, HALO's Family Program Director, HALO's Adopt-A-Family has the goal of providing Christmas gifts to families and individuals in need. This includes not only the families at HALO but those in our community. This year, under the leadership of community volunteer, Fiona Murphy, the Adopt-A-Family was able to serve over 200 families- a new record for the program! Fiona's passion for people is truly remarkable and likely unmet by nearly anyone you know! Through her tireless dedication to this program, 200 families and individuals were able to have their Christmas Wish Lists filled by 200 generous sponsor families and businesses in our community. Tears were shed, laughs were shared and overall, families were able to share in the small joys that Christmas brings.  (Fiona is in the elf hat hugging her son!)

                                Prince of Peace Lutheran Sponsors HALO's Christmas Eve Party
                                                         and Commits to Doing so in Future Years!

Prince Of Peace Lutheran has historically been a HUGE supporter of HALO's Adopt-A-Family program but this year there were so many sponsors, they decided to host HALO's Christmas Eve party for the families and kids at HALO. They used funds they set aside from their annual rummage sale and were able to spend $600 on the party and provide HALO an additional $1,400 donation! Ferraro's Pizza also helped by donating the pizza for the party! The kids had a great time and it was event covered in the Journal Times. 

Megan Dorsey Brings Halloween Crafts & Cookies to HALO's Kids!

After talking with HALO's Community & Volunteer 
Programs Manager at a Parkside Internship Fair, Megan knew she 
wanted to give back to the kids at HALO. With a background in the arts & education (as well as many other things), she landed on crafts & cookies! 

The kids thoroughly enjoyed this creative opportunity and the kind guidance of Megan!

Seeds of Thought Clothing Drive

Taylor is dedicated to getting more people his age involved in giving back. So, he had the idea of  hosting a clothing drive at a local hangout, Smoque Vapor. He was able to collect 23 bags of clothing for those staying at HALO! What an amazing accomplishment! We thank him for all his hard work and dedication to helping make a more positive Racine!

You can check out their FB page which is filled with positive ideas and good vibes.

Gateway Nursing Class

The Gateway Nursing class paid a visit to HALO AND provided us with SO much! First, they hosted a "Build A Heathy Plate" workshop for HALO's kids and families. Then they served a delicious dinner of Infusinos pasta, homemade salad, bread and Halloween dessert! Then they provided blood pressure checks for anyone interested- which was many! We can't thank them enough for the great night!

Jefferson Lighthouse

Thanks so much to a handful of students from Jefferson Lighthouse for waking up EXTRA early on September 30 to serve breakfast to the women & families at HALO. They prepared an amazing spread of sweet pastries, fresh fruit, waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage AND juices! All the women & kids LOVED it!

Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice's Event 

HALO is again so lucky to have been the beneficiary of The Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice's event "Songs that Changed the World: Pete Seeger and Friends Songs of Protest, Justice and Peace". The event brought in over $1000 in donations and over $200 in canned and non-perishable food items! We can't say a big enough thank you!

Erin and her soap driveA Super Soap Drive!
A grand total of 3,001 soaps were delivered to HALO on March 26. This super soap drive was the brainstorm of our friend, Erin and her sister, Brie. Their goal was to collect 1,500 soaps. Boy, did they clean up! 

We used Facebook daily to remind people of the drive and keep them updated. We had incredibly generous donations from all over! -Erin C.


Haas' Spaghetti Dinner Success!

On March 7, this exceptional coupled hosted their annual spaghetti dinner at the Moose Lodge raising over $2,800 for HALO!!! We are forever grateful for their infectious compassion and dedication. Special thanks to Brenda Thomas, HALO's Community Programs Manager and Jeff Knott, valued HALO employee and former resident, for making a real, heart-felt impact by speaking at the event.

We felt compelled to donate the proceeds from the fundraiser to HALO because we are alarmed by the increasing numbers of homeless, especially those with mental illness, who face danger, and even death, because they are living on the streets. Also, we wholeheartedly embrace HALO's philosophy of ending the cycle of homelessness by providing services such as vocational training, substance abuse counseling, and assistance with affordable housing.
    -Marie & Ed Haas

St. Johns
Honored by Honors
Thank you to Racine Lutheran High School's National Honors Society students, Emily Hlavacek,  Morgan Scanlon, and Anthony Reinders (not pictured) for motivating students at St. John's Lutheran, grades 5-8, to hold a fun, competitive food drive for HALO. The project was part of a larger, school community service assignment.

We've gotten to talk to and get to know some of the people who work and live (at HALO). It's always been such a positive experience that I figured HALO would be perfect! - Emily & Morgan

Shakira Shops with a Cop
Congratulations Shakira!
Shakira was 1 of 50 incredible, hard-working RUSD students chosen by their teachers to participate in the first annual Shop with a Cop program last December. Officers Arvai and Walls took Shakira out on a holiday shopping spree, generously funded by SC Johnson, Meadowbrook Country Club and other community sponsors, so that she could purchase presents for her entire family.

Shop with a Cop aims to build positive relationships between law enforcement and kids and is another testament to the wonderful community we live in!

HALO Brew Crew
Last summer, HALO's Brew Crew of 73 hard-working individuals raised over  $11,734 for HALO while selling concessions at Miller Park!!!

You can join our awesome 2015 team today!  
Fill out a volunteer application and choose Brewers Games as your interest. Thank you!

Mitch & Marty's Citgo!

Mitch & Marty's Citgo presents an annual Golf Outing to benefit HALO.  Congratulations on raising $2,300 and thank you for your support!

STRIVE-Going all out for God

This fine youth group from Racine Fellowship Baptist Church, led by associate pastor Toby Locke,
held a cold-weather clothing drive for HALO participants. They brought the clothes (only half the amount is pictured) to HALO, neatly folded it and then viewed a presentation about HALO and its efforts to end chronic homelessness. 
We love and appreciate your drive and compassion!


A BIG Thanks to Colder's for donating 15 new mattresses and box springs for HALO's Transitional and Permanent Housing Programs-a donation worth well over $8,000! HALO manages the leases for over 60 area apartments to help our clients better transition into independent living. Colder's knows that good night's sleep is invaluable.

Johnson Financial Group

HALO was honored to be a chosen charity of the Johnson Financial Group who cleaned and organized areas of the shelter as part of their Community Service Day on May 20, 2014

Giving back to our communities is part of the fabric of our company.... Volunteering the right thing to do and it makes our communities better.

-Tom Bolger, CEO of Johnson Financial Group.

Union Pacific Foundation
HALO is proud to have received a generous grant in support of our Family Program and top-rated childcare from the Union Pacific Foundation. Mayor Dickert accompanied Wes Lujan, Assistant VP of Public Affairs at Union Pacific Railroad in presenting their check to Stephanie Kober, HALO's Family Program Director and Kevin Cookman, HALO's Executive Director on August 11, 2014. In appreciation we say, Ride the Metra!

Thank you to the compassionate volunteers from 
Community Church of the Nazarene 
for coming to HALO to help with our new Growing Home urban food growing hoop house, but most especially for spending precious time with the children at HALO.  
These smiles say it all!

Racine Metal Fabricators

Racine Metal Fabrication, Ltd.
Kim Nichols, CEO and her Fab group of volunteers have participated in HALO's Meal Makers program on numerous occasions. The group came again on June 21 and served dinner. 

Thank you!

Racine Lutheran Honor Students

Honorable Honor Students
A Special thank you to this year's National Honor Society Students  from Racine Lutheran High School for serving dinner to shelter residents.

For several years now, the honor students have participated in our Meal Makers program, bringing positive energy and caring smiles to our participants.

Doug Wroblewski

HALO's Outstanding Volunteer Nominee

Congratulations to Doug Wroblewski on receiving a Volunteer Center of Racine Outstanding Volunteer certificate honoring his years of dedicated service to HALO and the greater Racine community!

"I believe strongly in giving back to the community. I feel that if one does not do so they are ignoring what the community at large has done for them and that a community can only grow and prosper with continued renewal of participation and effort provided by its members." - Doug Wroblewski, 2014 Outstanding Volunteer

                                                         - Eric Olesen, Owner
                                                            A HALO Corporate Partner

                                                            -Nico Meiland, Owner
                                                              A HALO Corporate Partner