My Name Is ... Betty Haligas

87-year-old wins Point of Light Award for work with Hope House, a nonprofit to benefit teen moms

Posted 8/6/19
Weekly volunteer work I volunteer every Thursday. I just do whatever’s needed — I work in the office and if need be, I take the girls shopping for clothes and shoes. We also go through the …

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My Name Is ... Betty Haligas

87-year-old wins Point of Light Award for work with Hope House, a nonprofit to benefit teen moms

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Weekly volunteer work

I volunteer every Thursday. I just do whatever’s needed — I work in the office and if need be, I take the girls shopping for clothes and shoes. We also go through the clothes people donate, and it’s amazing to me how much the word is out there. The staff is just incredible and always has been. They accept me and I love to be with them, and I just enjoy seeing what happens with the girls.

Choosing Hope House

I look back and think, “why did you do this?” and I think God just laid it on my heart. Lisa Steven (founder of Hope House of Colorado) spoke at our Bible study about 15 years ago, and I really felt Lisa was real. I’ve never heard her say, “look at what I’ve done.” It’s always been for the girls. She’s incredible; I don’t know how many could do what she’s done. So I started reading the teen moms’ bios and I thought, “I live in a different world than them.” I wanted to try and give back — you have to share your life. My daughter and husband also got very involved with Hope House, and they in turn brought others on. It’s just so satisfying to see what’s being done.

‘Seeing the success stories’

This helps so many that wouldn’t otherwise be helped. It’s a worthy cause and it’s for the girls. It’s just amazing what some of them end up doing. They go to college, they get careers, they go on to get homes. I love all the girls, and I enjoy seeing the success stories.

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