Help House News: Volunteers bring success to spring benefit sale

By Raylene Quaney

Help House’s benefit garage sale June 14 and 15, 2019, was a success thanks to more than 30 volunteers under the planning and organization of Lois Shuck. Help House would like to thank the Osage City Fair Board for renting us their big tent once again. With the rain and wind Friday morning, it would not have been possible to hold the sale without it, we’re so grateful for shelter from the storm.

Mobile food pantries

Mobile food pantry dates: Melvern mobile pantry, 12:30 p.m. on the third Thursday, July 18, at the Melvern Community Center; Burlingame, 10 a.m. third Thursday, July 18, at Burlingame Federated Church; Lyndon, 12 p.m. third Friday, July 19, at Jones Park on East Sixth Street. Those participating in the mobile pantry are asked to be in line 15 to 20 minutes before starting time to be counted to determine how much of each item each family will receive. Osage City will not have a mobile pantry this month.

Help House assists with SNAP application

Help House volunteers are available to provide assistance for those who apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Applicants need proof of identification, social security information for each member of the household, income verification each member of the household (a most recent bank statement will be copied and sent in with application), also required, any owned vehicle information, and if 60 or older or disabled, any medical expenses including health insurance and Medicare premiums and prescription costs or bills due. Please call the office at 785-828-4888 to make an appointment.  Appointments need to be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Allow at least one hour for the application process.

Summer Fan Club

The Summer Fan Club has been giving out fans to those who have signed up. We still have several families in need, so if you have a used fan in good condition or would like to purchase a fan to be given away, you may drop them off during our regular hours. Please do not leave donated fans in the shed out back. If you would like to make a cash donation for us to purchase the fans for you, checks may be made out to Help House and sent to PO Box 356, Lyndon KS 66451. Make a note in the memo section “Fan Club”.

Good Sense Budget Class

The next Good Sense Budget Class will be held 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 16, 2019. Participants stop by Help House to pick up the pre-course work, register for the class, and obtain additional information.

Extension extends tasty recipes

Anita, with the Frontier Extension District, will be at Help House on July 19, handing out samples of her recipe of the month.

Raffle features crocheted American Flag

Volunteers are selling raffle tickets for a beautiful 58 inch by 32 inch  hand crocheted American Flag, made and donated by Peggy Kampsen. Peggy is the wife of one of our volunteers, Ray Kampsen. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. The drawing will be held during the Overbrook Osage County Fair at the Help House silent auction on Aug. 10.

Vandals help no one

Due to continued vandalizing of our donation shed we have been forced to lock this shed overnight. We are sorry for the inconvenience this creates for those wishing to drop off donations.

The Help House mission is to provide emergency assistance for the basic needs of individuals and families in Osage County, Kan.

For more information about Help House’s services, email [email protected], call 785-828-4888, stop by 131 W. 15th St., Lyndon, Kan., or like Osage County Help House on Facebook.


Contact us: Osage County News | P.O. Box 62, Lyndon, KS 66451 | [email protected] | 785-828-4994 | Powered by Osage County, Kansas