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Help House News: Boutique open for prom dress shopping

By Pam Bilyeu RN, Help House Director

A new automated door opener has been installed at Help House. The funds for this improvement were made available through the Emporia Community Foundation. This now provides easier access into and out of Help House for those using wheelchairs and walkers, as well as the shopping carts to unload groceries into vehicles.

Prom boutique

Starting March 4, 2020, and through the month of March, the Help House Prom Boutique will be open during normal hours. A colorful collection of dresses in various sizes and styles will be available. Some shoes and jewelry items will also be available. Come to see if that “perfect dress” is here for you!

Join Help House

March 10 at 6 p.m. is the next Help House meeting. Those interested in learning more about the ministry outreach programs of Help House are welcome to attend. Reviewing services provided and preparing for the upcoming fundraising season will be some of the topics covered during this meeting.

Good Sense Budget Class

The next Good Sense Budget Class will be held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 16. Those who are interested should stop by Help House to sign up and receive the pre-course paperwork that is required for the class. Participants who complete the class are eligible for utility assistance from the Help House Utility Fund.


Congratulations to the 4th Annual Help House Souper-Bowl-Soup-A-Thon winners! They are: Overbrook United Methodist Church, winning the Golden Ladle Award, Carbondale Community Church of Christ, winning the Silver Ladle Award, and Lyndon United Methodist Church, winning the Bronze Ladle Award. A full list of participants is on our website at Thank you to all who participated and collected a total of 1,354 cans of soup and 25 boxes of crackers!

Paved parking coming soon

Help House is getting closer to having a paved parking lot! The building committee recently awarded Signature Concrete, of Osage City, Kan., the construction contract. Weather permitting, work is estimated to begin around the end of March or beginning of April. Help House will be closed during the two week construction period. No services will be provided or donations accepted during this time. We will post the official closure dates once they are established in local media and on the Help House website and Facebook page. Thank you for your understanding of disruptions that will be necessary during this time for this much needed improvement to Help House.

Serving Osage County

Help House’s major mission is to provide emergency assistance for the basic needs of individuals and families here in Osage County. In February, 236 families received assistance with food, and six families received utility assistance. We are blessed to have faithful church partners and community groups along with individuals who support this outreach mission, and more than 70 dedicated volunteers who give their time “Serving Christ by Serving Others.”

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

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