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Friday, March 7, 2014

Orr Intermediate Students Open HALO House

The HALO House (Helping and Loving Others) is the result of a community service project organized by teachers and students at Mary Orr Intermediate School. The mission of the HALO House is to provide food and clothing to students on campus who are in need.

“We’re helping people to get a better life and start fresh,” said 5th grade student, Alexa Burr.

The HALO House is stocked with food, water, clothing, and other household items. Students began gathering donations and preparing the facility in November. The school counselor and administrators have developed an identification process that protects the anonymity of students who will access the HALO House. Students and their families will have the opportunity to privately collect items.

On Friday, February 28, Mansfield Mayor David Cook and Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Lindsey made the opening of the HALO House official with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Now that the HALO House is open, students have begun focusing efforts on increasing donations by requesting support from neighboring schools, such as Mansfield High School.

If you are interested in making  a donation, please contact the school at 817-299-5820, or drop items off at the Orr Intermediate School front office located at 2900 East Broad Street, Mansfield, TX 76063.