HomeAid is excited to announce that the 13th anniversary of HomeAid Houston’s HALO Luncheon, a second year for its virtual format, successfully raised near generous funds to continue HomeAid’s Mission ‘to help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, build new lives through construction, community engagement and education’.
The event brings hundreds of accomplished women together to hear the intimate side of homelessness that affects men, women, children, families and veterans. Throughout its history, HALO has hosted 2500 guests,
“HomeAid is thrilled and honored that we were able to share the messages our program is designed to send to our esteemed guests who come every year to learn more about the challenges our homeless care agencies and their clients are experiencing,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid. “The format and event were well-received and we are excited to announce our total Net to Date was $92,020, up by over $7,000 from last year’s event with 340 guests who supported us by tuning in. We can’t thank our long-time supporters and our new ones enough for making this happen!”
This year for the first time, HomeAid had a Special Gift Sponsor from TONER Home Matters that was given away to a lucky guest. Megan Comeaux, area sales manager for M/I Homes won one $500 gift card for a stay at the Houstonian and a gourmet meal experience and one $500 Houstonian gift card for spa services. HomeAid’s HALO Luncheon has raised over half a million dollars since Toy Wood, then GHBA CEO, invited six women to a lunch that was held in the kitchen of one of HomeAid’s homeless care agencies in 2008.
“The success of this year’s HALO Luncheon is another testament to the generous community HomeAid is honored to serve throughout our 18 years building hope and homes for those facing homelessness,” said McCalle Fryar, HALO chair. “Our theme of “Acts of Kindness”, the speakers and the video program captured the hearts of our virtual guests, inspiring them to donate as they have every year. We are so honored and thankful to these companies and individuals.”
For more information visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.