Volunteer at the Halo House

This year why not try giving back to your community? Most have a wonderful time with family when the holidays come around, but for some in Chicago that is not the case. Many of the homeless in Chicago are often deprived of basic necessities that they need to survive. The Halo House is a small group that goes around Chicago the day before Thanksgiving donating food and other basic items to the homeless.

If you want to give back then it is an easy process to help those in need. You can either donate money to the group or choose a more interactive approach by actually participating in the process of handing out the bags to the homeless.

The items for the bags start to be collected in January and continue to be collected until it is finally time to hand them out. The bags consist of many items that we often take for advantage such as toothbrushes, clothes, shoes, and food. The forty bags that are made are passed out to some of the homeless in Chicago in an effort to improve their quality of life and to also give them something to be thankful for this holiday season.

Volunteers meet at different members’ houses each year to organize all of the bags, and members leave the house as night approaches. All of the hard work throughout the year leads up to the moment when they can help out those in need.

Last year, Halo House worked in collaboration with the Clemente High School wrestling team in order to help out as many people as possible. Due to the fact that more people volunteer each year, the Halo House hopes to soon be able create more bags, which in turn means that Halo House will be able to assist more and more people each year.

Volunteering is a great way to help others around you. It is a great feeling to know you helped out someone in need, and the homeless are sure to appreciate the work you have put in. If you are not the type who is big on volunteering, the donation of money or items such clothes is still a great way to help out.

Although the Halo House is not the only way to help out your community, it is great way to assist an up and coming organization. You can volunteer whenever and wherever you want to. Every little bit of work you put in can make a big difference.

If you have any questions or if you want to participate, you can send an email to sunshyn26@yahoo.com.

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