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Help someone be warm this winter: Coat giveaway underway

Winter coats, hats and gloves are ready for those who need them at Help House, but more cold weather clothes are needed for the annual giveaway.

By Raylene Quaney

Help House’s third annual coat giveaway is in progress. We are still in need of toddler and children’s coats and men’s and women’s 2xx and 3xx. New and gently used coats are needed for this outreach. Used coats must be clean and in good condition. Please bring donations to Help House during regular hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or the first and third Saturdays of the month (excluding holidays).

Board meeting and soup supper

The annual Help House board meeting and soup supper will be held one week early at 6 p.m. Nov. 1, at the First Baptist Church, in Lyndon.

Keyboarding classes, computer access coming soon

When Help House was first being organized one of the board’s long term goals was to one day be able to provide computer keyboarding and other classes and to help individuals search for and apply for jobs on line as well as learn interviewing skills etc. During the planning of the new building, one room was designed with 12 ports for future computer stations.  After the first of the year these opportunities will be available through Help House.

Help fill the pantry

Pantry needs: Cereal, crackers, soup, pasta, diapers (all sizes), canned beans, chili and stews, canned chicken or tuna, fresh eggs, canola oil, vegetable oils, dry package seasonings such as for chili, taco and gravy. There is a tub located at Jerry’s Thriftway in Osage City for non-perishable foods, or bring donations to Help House during hours it is open. (Please do not leave food items in the shed.)

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

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