HALO hosts art auction and opens its doors to the community

HALO, a worldwide organization, plans to welcome the community into their new home Friday night in Jefferson City.

The foundation will host 300 people at their 9th annual ArtReach Auction benefiting homeless children.

HALO opened their doors exclusively to KRCG 13 in January while construction was almost finished.

Friday's event will be an opportunity for community members to see the completed home that will house up to 48 children.

The home includes 24 resident rooms, two live-in house mom rooms, a child development center, a family room, laundry facilities, a kitchen, and acres of prayer trails and church camp style activities for our children.

Event Chair Emily Roberts has been a volunteer with HALO for more than 4 years.

"Last year we raised $120,000 so we're hoping to match that tonight," said Roberts. "Our goal is $150,000."

Roberts believed the event will be a great opportunity for the public to see what they've been working on and see how donations directly help homeless youth in Jefferson City.

"Having a center like this can make such a huge difference and huge impact on a community especially when we've recognized that there are over 120 homeless teens in Jefferson City. So for the community to come out and just see our home, view the home, and see exactly where their dollars are going. I think that can make such a huge impact for people," said Roberts.

There will be 95 silent auction items including art from local and international artists, gift baskets, coupons, and gift certificates. Later in the evening at their live auction there will be larger pieces of artwork and large trip packages.

Roberts showed us on KRCG 13 Live at Sunrise that some of the pieces of artwork are real life storyboards told by homeless children.

People can bid online and as of Friday afternoon there were a few tickets still available to attend.

HALO ArtReach Auction will be at their home located at 3519 Bennett Lane in Jefferson City starting at 6:30 p.m.

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