On Nov. 9, Halo, the nonprofit group that helps homeless and at-risk kids world wide, will host its “Purses for Halo” public sale profit in New York on the Crosby Avenue Resort. Along with elevating cash by way of the public sale, the occasion, notably sponsored by Moroccanoil, will serve to deliver consciousness to the work being completed by way of Halo and the premiere of the Halo documentary quick movie “Caylin.”
For almost twenty years the Halo group has offered housing, therapeutic and training to 1000’s world wide, with areas within the U.S., Mexico, Kenya and Uganda. Halo’s efforts embody offering the inspiration of a household by offering homeless kids a protected place to sleep and fulfilling a spectrum of wants, from serving to them survive the night time to creating it by way of first job interviews and, in the end, getting ready them to turn out to be profitable adults.
The story advised within the “Caylin” documentary tells the 10-year journey that one girl has skilled by way of Halo. Initially coming to the group at 15 years previous in quest of a protected place to dwell and stability for herself and her child, Caylin has now graduated school, has a safe job and simply purchased her first house.
Each one who involves Halo has a distinct expertise and journey to undergo and Halo founder, Rebecca Welsh, believes that “each little one ought to have the help of a household.” The teachings gleaned from Halo vary from studying easy methods to make a mattress to balancing a checkbook, and discovering the help to do it.
“Caylin desires of making the perfect life for her 10-year-old daughter Avalynn to supply her with the alternatives she by no means had. After we put money into the youth of our communities, nice issues occur. Caylin simply wanted some help, and she or he completely deserved it. She has damaged the cycle for her daughter Avalynn and generations to return. So it’s about hope and household and what like household means is surrounding children with, with volunteers and with you realize, neighborhood members who can actually rally behind them and train them.”
Notably, Caylin’s is the third story that Halo will likely be sharing within the short-documentary format, with a earlier movie that includes Oprah because the interviewer. Welsh’s message has resonated with many together with celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Oprah and Salma Hayek, who’ve donated through the years, and Moraccanoil, who in 2013 chosen Welsh for its “Impressed by Ladies” short-film collection. Caylin was featured within the movie.
Welsh advised WWD that the neighborhood that has rallied round Halo and the youngsters being helped by Halo are unimaginable and keen to assist. She shared a current story of getting a gathering with a Halo donor when she obtained a textual content that considered one of Halo’s ladies was searching for recommendation on easy methods to deal with a damaged fridge in her new home. Welsh’s donor dialog shortly turned to paying to switch the equipment shortly, displaying simply one of many methods the neighborhood acts swiftly to supply for these in want.
Whereas Halo’s Nov. 9 occasion is its first to focus solely on purses, the concept comes from the success that Halo has seen in elevating cash from purses in earlier auctions.
“Our key supporters have all the time been keen to assist us as a result of I really feel like they’re drawn to the household facet of Halo,” Welsh mentioned. “All people loves purses and so they’re simple for individuals to donate. Many of the purses being auctioned are from both celebrities or notable individuals. We’re additionally asking purse corporations, or luxurious purse manufacturers if they’re fascinated about donating.”
These fascinated about buying a purse at public sale can achieve this each in individual at Halo’s occasion in addition to nearly from their cellphone or at house.
“The funding that’s raised from the occasion goes to help children,” Welsh mentioned. “We all the time say our mission is to assist another little one spend one much less day alone and the funding raised will assist us try this. For these donating, they’ll get a luxurious purse which is a complete bonus. The good half about it’s that you simply’re altering a life. I’ve had individuals inform me from years previous that they love their Halo bag as a result of it reminds them that whereas possibly they spent greater than they sometimes would it not was for an important trigger and so they’re pleased with it.”
Tickets for the “Purses for Halo” occasion are on sale now.