Coat Drive at HALO Inc.

Thank you for making a donation in support of our mission.

HALO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) qualified nonprofit organization. HALO will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

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Mail a Check

Make it payable to HALO, Inc. and send it to 2000 DeKoven Ave, Unit 1, Racine, WI 53403

Leave a Legacy

Talk to your financial planner about bestowing a gift to HALO through a will, trust, or beneficiary naming. Or, donate some of your IRA's required annual withdrawal in a charitable transfer. Please contact Nina Thillemann,, if you've made a decision to support HALO in this manner.

Why isn’t HALO accepting all in kind donations at this time?

HALO has been overrun with the generosity of the community. We work hard to make sure that each individual and family in our program has what they need to succeed - clothing, personal care items, school supplies, or items for their new homes when they leave shelter. We do accept some of these donations on a regular basis, but please see the list below. 

Space at HALO is limited. As many as eight individuals may occupy a room. Unfortunately, this limits the amount of personal items each person can keep in their room to 10 outfits per person, or 15 for a person who is working. Additionally, space is limited in our donation room. When we receive an influx of donations, we are forced to limit donations to only a few essential items that we use on a regular basis. There are some items we cannot take at all for various reasons. 

Are there any items that HALO can use right now?

There are always items that we need. Needed items vary based on the individuals in our program, the season, and what has been donated recently. Always call before donating so we can let you know what we currently need. Items we need on a regular basis include: 

  • XL and larger men's and women's pants, shirts, coats (add 1/4/18)
  • Bedding, including twin sheets, pillowcases, blankets
  • Undergarments for men and women, including underwear, socks, and white t-shirts (L, XL, XXL especially!)
  • Paper goods, including Kleenex, Ziploc bags, napkins
  • Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Pillows
  • Diapers, especially sizes 4-6
  • Perishable food items, including milk, fruit, vegetables
  • Sets of dishes in good condition

How else can I help HALO and the individuals in your program?

Here are a few ways you can help HALO.

  • Volunteer -  We need volunteers for preparing meals, serving meals, tutoring students, serving on our board or committees, clerical assistance, or even sorting the donations from other individuals. Contact Nina Thillemann at or call (262) 633-3235 extension 206.
  • Help furnish an apartment - We support the efforts of Feather a Nest - a local nonprofit - to furnish the apartments of some of the men and women moving out of our shelter. Please consider donating household furnishings to this organization as a way to benefit our clients. Visit for more information.
  • Financially - One of the most important ways we can help individuals is by providing shelter, food, hygiene items and case management. Your financial gifts enable us to continue to assist the individuals at HALO. 

HALO Inc accepts gracious donations

Donating Items In Kind

Serving over 120 men, women and children each night, our greatest needs are for items that will used by our clients. 

Please download a donation form here and bring it with your donated items. HALO is open 24-hours daily, 365 days a year.


  • Diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6
  • Twin mattresses
  • Waterproof twin mattress covers
  • Clean or new comforters
  • TV Antenna hook-up


  • Bed Frames (all sizes)
  • Bedding (all sizes-new or cleaned)
  • New Pillows
  • Dressers
  • Vacuums
  • Pots and Pans


  • Industrial grade freezer
  • Security camera equipment - please contact us for specifications
  • Business phones - please contact us for specifications 
  • Flooring - HALO opened in  2005 and desperately needs to replace large areas of flooring in our shelter. We prefer to this in stages, room by room. If you or someone you know is in the flooring business and would like to help with a donation of materials or service, please contact our Shelter Director, Eric Hill, at 262-633-3235 ext. 208 or


You, your family, your co-workers, your church... any individual or group can organize and host a Donation Drive for new and unused personal care items that are needed daily at the shelter.

  • Instead of birthday gifts suggest needed items be given to HALO.
  • Use Facebook and other social media to help spread the word. Please notify HALO if you are planning an event in support of our mission so that we can help promote it.

Successful donation drives have included Diapers & Wipes, Deodorant Sticks, Feminine Products, New Towels, Linens, Pillows & Blankets, New Socks & Undergarments, Non-Perishable Food Items and more. 

Other Needs


  • Deodorant, Razors, OTC cold & flu medicine for adults and children
  • Powder Laundry Soap
  • Kitchen & bath cleaning supplies with bleach
  • White t-shirts
  • Socks/underwear/bras (Lg-3XL esp.) 
  • Thermal undergarments-winter months only
  • Tissues
  • Shower Curtains
  • Large bath towels, hand towels and washcloths
  • Combs and brushes
  • Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Butter
  • Coffee, Sugar, Creamer
  • Cooking tools, spices
  • Fresh fresh fruit and fruit juices
  • For our Growing Home Program: Tomato cages, canning jars, plastic square pots, ribbon, laminating sheets

Shelter - Families/Children

  • Pack n Plays (New or gently used)
  • Disinfectant hand wipes
  • Strong metal/wood hangers
  • Large boxes of breakfast bars/cereal
  • Diapers (sizes 4-6) and baby wipes
  • Large bottles of tempera paint
  • New sipper cups/pacifiers
  • Tricycles

Growing Home - Hoop House Garden

In the spring and summer we need:

  • Tomato cages
  • Canning jars
  • Plastic square pots
  • Ribbon
  • Laminating sheets

HALO Cannot Accept Some Items

HALO is not able to accept the following items:

  • Used electronics of any kind
  • Used toys, including stuffed toys and dolls
  • Children's clothing with strings
  • Child car seats, furniture, or bouncers with a stamped date of more than 3 years

HALO is not currently accepting:

  • Clothing and shoes
  • VHS tapes
  • Cigarettes
  • Children's books
  • Leftovers from a Rummage Sale unless they are included in the needed list above
  • Holiday decorations
  • Miscellaneous household items