Oprah found the perfect place for Hallie's money when she traveled to South Africa— Kids Haven
, a residential shelter for abused and abandoned children outside Johannesburg. The home takes in extremely traumatized children, many of whom have left their families because of severe abuse. Many of the girls have been victims of rape. "Most of the children at Kids Haven have slipped through the cracks," says Moira Simpson, the home's founder.
The resources at Kids Haven had been stretched thin, with broken beds, leaky plumbing and dreary hallways. Oprah wanted the building to reflect the great work that Moira and her team do. To honor Hallie's life, a new dorm was donated in her name! Hallie's donation and additional funding from Oprah's Angel Network funded the desperately needed renovations.