Halos 2013 Program Report

In 2013, HALOS provided resources and special opportunities to over 2,000 children through one or more of our Annual Programs, Critical Goods Program, and/or Kinship Care Program.

$47,521 – Estimated value of in-kind donations of Critical Goods
These are new and gently used items including beds, cribs, car seats, that were donated to children and their families so that parents, foster parents and caregivers could establish safe  homes. These are needed to ensure that children can continue to live safely with a biological parent or be placed in the home of a relative rather than enter
foster care.

351 – The number of Children Impacted by in-kind donations of critical goods 
The criteria for evaluation of the impacts are:

These children were returned home or placed with relatives with help from HALOS Critical Goods Program. 
 
118 – Foster children received a Birthday Card and $20 gift certificate or present.
Value of gifts $2,400.

115 – Children attending a 2013 Summer Camp.
The majority of these local camps last all day for 10 weeks so that children have safe supervision and their caregivers can go to their jobs with peace of mind. Value of camp experiences $31,625. 

722 – Children who received Back to School supplies and/or uniforms for the 2013 school year.
These children were able to begin school wearing new uniforms, carrying new backpacks with brand new supplies. Value of back to school supplies and uniforms $36,100. 
 
1975 – Children who received gifts from 2013 HALOS Holiday Tree
We received thanks from many parents and caregivers who would not have been able to provide any gifts for their children.  Value of gifts and family support $150,000. 

2247 – Volunteer Hours
These include providing dinners and child care for Kinship Care groups, organizing Resource Closet and our off-site storage. Partner and Sponsor supporting annual programs, attending monthly Partner and committee meetings and more.

52 kinship caregivers
Attended at least one monthly Kinship Care support group meeting.

75 children
Dinner is served to all and the adults then hear presentations on topics such as lowering power bills, nutrition, pro bono legal services, and relaxation techniques. The children have a separate program with structured activities led by volunteers and supervised by HALOS Volunteer Coordinator.

226 kinship families
Received home visits, resources and referrals for services and/or respite events.

4995 Lacross Rd. Suite 1250
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: 843-990-9570
Fax: 843-410-1848

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Friday, 8AM – 1PM
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