The HALO Learning Center - Kansas City is gearing up for the annual HALO Holiday Party on Dec. 16th! The Holiday Party is always a fun time for HALO staff, volunteers, and youth to get together and make holiday crafts, decorate the HALO tree, and maybe eat a christmas cookie or two.
The HALO Learning Center also gives each youth a gift to open at the party, to really get them in the holiday spirit. This gift usually consists of items that the youth really need, such as hygiene products, socks, or cold weather gear, like mittens and hats. There's usually always a fun item as a gift, too, like nail polish or ear buds.
This year, HALO would like to continue the tradition of gift-giving at the Holiday Party, and we can use your help! If your family, school, or group would like to help purchase or host a drive for the youth's gift items, please contact the HALO Learning Center Director, Carly Manijak, at 816-590-4493 or at firstname.lastname@example.org . Interested individuals could gather or host a drive for the following items to be given to HALO youth:
- Cold weather accessories (hats, gloves, scarfs) - adult sizes or one-size-fits-all, please
- Socks - adult sizes, please (socks can be rolled, and youth can grow into them and keep them for longer periods of time)
- Body wash (men's and women's scents)
- Hand sanitizer
- Deodorant (men's and women's)
- Wal-Mart or fast food gift cards
If there is another item or gift that you would like to collect and give to HALO youth, feel free to mention it when calling!
The HALO Learning Center is excited for another festive season, and for another opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk youth. Join us in making the holidays merry and bright for HALO youth!
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