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Carmen's Story

Carmen’s voice was grim when she called HALOS. She was afraid. She didn’t know if she could raise her two younger brothers. She is only twenty years old.  Her husband’s job is 100% commission-based so the entire family depends on her cashier’s salary to make ends meet. Teen boys eat – a lot.

But Carmen was committed. She would do whatever it took to help her brothers.
To reduce disruption for her brothers, Carmen kept them enrolled at the same school. That means she drives them every day. After grief counseling, the boys’ grades are improving. They have support from teachers and friends who know them.

Thanks to donors like you, HALOS linked Carmen to legal services, utility assistance and clothing for her growing brothers. When she recently called, her voice was filled with pride and hope. “The boys are happier, and they’re thriving here. That’s all that matters,” she reported.

Because families like Carmen’s need help, would you consider making a gift today? Your gift will be put to work immediately providing expert assistance to kinship families. You make all the difference for families like Carmen’s.

To give by credit or debit card, see below. Checks may be mailed to:


4995 Lacross Rd. Suite 1300

North Charleston, SC 29406

Your donation is fully tax deductible as allowed by law.


Looking for ways to give and save on taxes?

  • You may want to give stock.

  • If you are 70½ years or older, you can make a tax-free donation from your IRA.

  • Does your employer match gifts?

  • You could make a lasting impact for kinship families through your estate.

HALOS Tax ID is 20-0858549 and legal name is Helping and Lending Outreach Support.
Contact or 843-990-9569 for information or assistance.

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