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ABOUT THE HALO FOUNDATION, INC.

Halo is a Foundation whose main objective is to raise funds for the underprivileged and vulnerable in Antigua and Barbuda. It was started in 2014 by Lady Sandra Williams, wife of Governor General Sir Rodney Williams.

The Foundation addresses the needs of the 24 organizations of which the Governor General and wife are patron:

1
Antigua and Barbuda Boy Scouts Association

2
Antigua and Barbuda Ex-Servicemen Association

3
Antigua and Barbuda Girl Guides Association

4
Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross

5
Antigua and Barbuda Sickle Cell Association

6
Antigua China Friendship Association

7
Antigua Jaycees

8
Boys Brigade

9
Boys Training School

10
Care Project – Holberton Hospital

11
Duke of Edinburgh International Award

12
End Domestic Violence

13
Fiennes Institute

14
Good Shepherd Home for Girls

15
Holy Family Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul

16
Horticulture Society

17
Kiwanis Club

18
Lions Club

19
National Sailing Academy

20
Rotary Club

21
St John’s Ambulance Brigade

22
St.John’s Hospice

23
Sunshine Home for Girls

24
Women of Esteem

 

Other individuals or organizations outside of those under the Governor General’s patronage but with demonstrated needs, will also be considered for assistance.

GOVERNANCE

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors, including a qualified marketer, a lawyer and an accountant. There are 4 other committee members based in Antigua, assisting with the fund raising and outreach efforts. Lady Sandra Williams is the founder and President of Halo, and all services provided by the executive and committees are voluntary.

ACTIVITY TO DATE

Halo became a registered entity in December 2014. In the last four weeks of it operation, it has provided toys particularly suited for the special needs Children of the Care Project and the caretakers of the Project, as well as Christmas gifts for the newborns and their mothers, and children of the Pediatric Ward at the Mount St.John Medical Centre. The Foundation also initiated “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, a program for the Sunshine Home for Girls that spanned over a dozen days during the festive season. Several tourism-related partners joined the program to provide an exciting schedule of activity and thoughtful gifts for the 8 girls presently residing in this home for abandoned and/or abused girls, aged 10 to 16.

GOALS FOR 2015

In addition to continued assistance to those under its patronage, Halo will identify one major need of at least two of the above-listed organizations and provide the resources to address these needs.