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Help House News: Summer garage sale to help pave parking lot

By Raylene Quaney

Help House continues to raise funds to resurface the parking lot, and will be holding a huge garage sale on the front patio and under a big tent 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, 2019. This is the weekend of the Lyndon car show and citywide garage sales, so be sure to stop by while you are in town. There will be a lot of new and unique items for sale and great deals.

Sunflower Days Silent Auction

On June 22, Help House will be at the Melvern Sunflower Days with a silent auction. You will have from 4-8 p.m. to get bids in. This is one of our two largest fundraisers. There will be some great deals on the tables.

Clinic competition helps fill food bank

Stormont Vail held a competition during the month of May. Stormont-Vail CEO Dr. Rob Kenagy took a pie to the face to celebrate Stormont staff collecting more than 10,000 pounds of food for Harvesters. The Cotton O’Neil clinics in Osage City and Carbondale donated 275 items, with their portion of the effort going to the food pantry at Help House. Thank you!

Mobile food pantries

Mobile food pantry dates in June in Osage County:

  • Carbondale – Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, 12 p.m., second Tuesday, June 11.
  • Osage City – Osage City Community Center, 10-11 a.m., third Thursday, June 20.
  • Melvern – Melvern Community Center, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20.
  • Burlingame – Burlingame Federated Church, 10 a.m. third Thursday, June 20.
  • Lyndon – Jones Park, East Sixth Street, 12 p.m. the third Friday, June 21.

If participating in the mobile pantry, please be in line 15 to 20 minutes before starting time to be in the counted numbers when it is decided how much of each item each family will receive. Help House sponsors the Lyndon and Carbondale mobile food pantries.

Good sense adds up to good cents

The next Good Sense Budget Class will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Help House. Once completed the participant is eligible for assistance with heating and or cooling cost on utilities, gas, electric or wood. This is a one-day class. Bring a drink and a sack lunch with you. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 785-828-4888.

Summer Fan Club

The Summer Fan Club is accepting donations of new or gently used fans to be distributed to those who are in need of relief from the heat later this summer. Please do not leave fan donations in the shed, but bring them into the building during regular business hours. If you are in need of a fan and have not yet signed up there is still time. Stop by and put your name on the list.

School supplies collections begin

Keep an eye out for sales on school supplies. We realize school just let out for summer vacation, but the new school year will be here before you know it. Help House is now collecting school supplies to be given out the first of August.

Help House in the community

Help House will have a booth at the Osage City Library’s Community Connects event 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Stop by to see us.

Your online shopping can help Help House

When shopping online on Amazon, you can donate to Help House by starting your shopping at There you can select a charity to receive a donation from your purchase without costing you extra.

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