WOMEN WHO CARE
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the 2nd event for the year will be postponed until further notice.

Stay healthy everyone!

ABOUT

WHO WE ARE

The social sector in Wood Buffalo continues to face many challenges due to the downturn in the economy.

Households are financially stretched and needs continue to increase while businesses and industry are scaling

back their donations and other forms of community support. As a result, non-profit organizations must do more

with less and still meet the increased demand for community services and support.

HALOS (Helping Assist Local Organizations Society) was created by seven women who wanted to make a difference in our community. This came from a shared vision to support and enhance the efforts of community based causes by helping local non-profit organizations to meet growing demands. With a variety of creative, fun and friend making activities, HALOS supporters have raised over $240,000 since 2014. 

 

One of the most popular and successful activities is the HALOS 100 Hearts. Each year, 100 Women Who Care meet quarterly for an evening of networking and giving back. These busy women, from all walks of life, share a passion for helping others and improving their community. Through their $100 per event donation ($200 per year), HALOS Hearts can respond to community needs in a timely, flexible and responsive way. 100% of the money raised by the Women Who Care program goes directly to non-profit causes.

 

VISION:

We’re Here to Help Each Other

MISSION:

"HALOS creates opportunities to support and enhance the efforts of community based causes. HALOS is a newly established society driven by local people who care about their community and want to make a difference."

 

In addition to community and caring priorities, HALOS are also intent upon having fun, making friends and creating opportunities for others to participate, contribute and thoroughly enjoy themselves along with us.

CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION:

Because HALOS is a registered, not-for-profit organization and accountable for how funds are raised and managed, your cause does not need to be registered.HALOS will support non-profit agencies and non-registered charities. We also encourage HALOS support for new projects that will help other community sectors who face special challenges, such as those suffering from poverty, homelessness,

or mental illness.

Each year, HALOS will formally review ideas for support and choose one project. Only those organizations and projects based within the RMWB qualify for HALOS support. Please note, HALOS funding cannot be utilized for administrative operations or salaries.

Below on our website is an application for funding, please fill it in, describing your cause, the need for support, project proposals and other ideas you may have about fundraising.

 

WHAT WE DO

Giving back to our Community

Each year, HALOS will change its focus and efforts towards a different service-based organization. We will plan a variety of unique fundraising activities that provide financial assistance and raise awareness about specific community causes.

It’s our hope that as new organizations are targeted for funding, new HALOS with fresh ideas and a passion for making a difference will join us and strengthen our community circle.

Networking Events

Girls, we all need a night out!

Come and join us for applies and help select our next receiving Non Profit! HALOS' warmly welcomes new recruits to our awesome group! We encourage new members to join, so if you know of any ladies that may have missed us on Social Media or our Website, bring them along! We will have registration forms and accept payment at our event.

Upcoming Events:

Designer Purse BINGO!

November 20, 2019 

Join HALOS!

HALOS is recruiting new members and hoping that all of our existing members will try to help us re-build our membership back to the 100 Hearts of Halos. We are all in this together, and we are woman who care! So why not encourage your friends, families, neighbours, co workers to join our hearts program. Its simple, enjoy a night out

(2 events per year) and make a difference in our community.

Lets aim for each of our Local Non profits (2 per year) to receive our $10,000.00 donation again!

 

2014

Year Established

14

Non-Profit  Donations

$240K

Dollars Donated Locally

2

Events per Year

EVENTS

 2020 - TBD
EVENT DATE AND LOCATION, TBD

JOIN HALOS

BECOME A HALO

We are women from all walks of life with two things in common, a passion for helping others, and a desire to see our efforts directly benefit local non‐profit causes in Fort McMurray.

The HALOS are kicking off the third series of the 100 Hearts of HALOS networking events and we are looking for YOU!

The same rules apply:

  • Each lady will donate $100.00 per event.

  • All 100 Hearts’ funds will be donated to local non-profits who need an extra hand with their services or a special project.

  • The donated funds will go to a worthy non-profit chosen by a vote at each event. If you are ready to continue giving while making new connections, let us know. Join with a friend or encourage a co-worker to get involved.

If you’re a returning member wanting to re-register or joining the networking group for the first time, please fill in and email us the below form to info@halosfm.com. Then of course, make your payment.

Payment details will be shared by emailing us.

Remember all your funds will go to a worthy cause and these organizations are prepared to once again send out tax receipts to the 100 Hearts.

If you are interested in joining the 100 Hearts program, please feel free to submit an application.

Thank you for your interest. Please email your completed application to info@halosfm.com

BECOME A SPONSOR

We’ve just put the FUN back into FUNdraising and there’s no better way to support local charities than participating in the 100 Hearts of HALOS Ladies Networking events.

Sponsorships can support HALOS in many different ways, such as advertising space, marketing, meals for our events and supplies for our charities. 

Currently, we have an opening for our Event Sponsorship ($2,000 per event) including:

  • Opportunity to speak at event

  • Logo displayed on wall at event

  • Logo prominently displayed on all marketing material

  • Name mentioned throughout the event

APPLICATION FOR FUNDING: 

Each HALOS Hearts calendar year begins in the Fall and hosts two (2) events per year.

A representative from your charity is encouraged to be present at each event. This gives your organization the opportunity to network with our membership and spread the word about your charity. Historically this seems to be a key factor that contributes to our non-profits success.

Non-profit applications will be reviewed for approval for each HALOS calendar year. This is to ensure non-profit applicants have at least two (2) events which they are eligible to receive funds. If your non-profit group is unsuccessful in receiving our donation in the two (2) annual events, we encourage you to re-submit your application for the following year. All application forms MUST be completed in full to be approved. Awarded non-profits must wait (4) events before re-applying again.

Thank you to our past Sponsor - Gregg Distributors Ltd. of Fort McMurray!

 
 

Details & photos from our previous events:

May 28, 2019
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Fort McMurray Golf Club

Designer Purse BINGO

Non Profit Awarded:

HERO

Amount Awarded:

$9,200

March 8, 2019
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Keyano College

Carla White Show

Non Profit Awarded:

Girl's Inc. Northern Alberta

Amount Awarded:

$5,300

December 2, 2018
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Prime on Franklin

Christmas Market

Non Profit Awarded:

Wood Buffalo U Can Ride 2

Amount Awarded:

$5,600

October 23, 2018
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Surekha's on the Snye

Angela's Closet Fashion Show

Non Profit Awarded:

Stepping Stones

Amount Awarded:

$4,700

June 12, 2018
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Prime Test Kitchen

Non Profit Awarded:

Choices Fort McMurray

Amount Awarded:

$7,300

March 21, 2018
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Montana's Timberlea

Non Profit Awarded:

Safe Community WB

Amount Awarded:

$6,600

February 8, 2018
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Earl's Fort McMurray

Non Profit Awarded:

Support 4 Moms

Amount Awarded:

$6,400

October 26, 2017
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Canadian Brewhouse

Non Profit Awarded:

HERO

Amount Awarded:

$5,200

CONTACT

Inquiries

HALOS - Fort McMurray, AB

(Helping Assist Local Organizations Society)

Please use the Contact Us form for Volunteer and Sponsorship opportunities and all your other inquiries.

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