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Super Bowl soups up Help House

By Raylene Quaney

Super Bowl Soup-A-Thon winners were Vassar United Methodist Church, first place; Overbrook United Methodist Church, second place; and First Baptist Church, Lyndon, third place. The Soup-A-Thon challenge went out to any church, group, or organization to see which could collect the most number of cans of soup before the Super Bowl. Thank you to everyone that participated in giving so others could receive.

Help House will be hosting a Spring Fling day on March 14 during spring break. This is being cosponsored by SOS and Frontier Extension District. Crafts, making healthy snacks, and learning internet safety are planned for the day with a lunch provided. Call 785-828-4438 for more information and to register as there will be space for a limited number of participants.

The “Good Sense Budget Course” will continue to be offered in April with dates to be announced soon. Once the course is completed, participants will be eligible to apply for assistance to help with heating or cooling cost. Assistance is provided on limited bases for any heating source, whether it is gas, electric or wood.

On April 11 a “Road Wise Defensive Driving Course” will be held at Help House. More information will be announced soon.

United Way has approved a $15,000 emergency assistance grant for 2016 to Help House. We are very appreciative of this and the funds will be used to help purchase food for the pantry and assist in other areas as well.

Recently food and non-food donations were brought in by Scranton United Methodist Church, which delivered 62 items, and Cross Road Community Church, Scranton, which donated 174 items from their February food drives. Thank you so much it is always such a blessing to have the churches supporting this ministry.

Note: We are short on household items right now and the shelves are getting bare. If you are spring cleaning or clearing out, and you have linens, kitchen utensils, dishes, pots and pans, lamps, small appliances, furniture, etc., that are in good condition but need a new home because you can no longer use them, bring it to Help House and we will find a nice adoptive home for it.  We also have need for some non-food items in the pantry: Diapers (new born to size 4), feminine hygiene products, adult bladder protection products for both men and women, shampoo, dish soap, laundry soap, toothpaste, and deodorants.

For more information, contact Help House at 785-828-4888, email [email protected], visit, like Help House on Facebook at Osage County Help House, or stop by Help House at 131 W. 15th St., Lyndon.

Photo thanks to Help House.

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