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Who’s the champ? It’s time to compete in the Souper-Bowl

The fifth annual Help House Souper-Bowl-Soup-A-Thon is underway. All churches, scout troops, school organizations, civic groups, and 4-H clubs are encouraged to join in the fun. Divide your group into teams and vote for your favorite team by donating the most soup and or boxes of crackers to be donated to the food pantry at Help House. Bring in your donations the week of Feb. 14, 2021, the week following the big game, to be in the running for big rewards and bragging rights. The winners last year were 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 total of 1,354 cans of soup and 25 boxes of crackers were donated. We hope to increase the number of groups participating this year. Look for collection boxes in your local churches.

Help House launches new website

Help House has a brand new website! You can find it at: helphouse.online. Browse the site and find a lot of information including services Help House provides, other resources for Osage County, and how you can now donate directly and securely online. Help House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. With out the financial support we receive from our communities we would not be able to serve those in need in Osage County.

Serving Osage County families

The number of families served in Osage County during 2020 was 1,821 non-duplicated households. During the Christmas shopping at Help House, 331 children were shopped for by parents, grandparents or guardians. This was made possible by the large donation of toys collected by the First Responders, our local and Osage County Law enforcement officers and staff.

Donations accepted at Carbondale grocery

We would like to thank Carbondale Midtown Market for continuing to accept donations to Help House from their customers during check out. When checking out at Midtown Market, just let the checker know that you would like to add $1 or $5 or any amount to your bill as a donation to Help House.

Osage County donors help Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign brought in $6,825 from Osage County. This was down approximately 35 percent from 2019. Salvation Army allocates 86 percent of the funds it receives in the county back through Help House to assist with various emergency needs throughout the year.

Donated furniture items can help others; call first

Help House is once again accepting donations of furniture items with a few exceptions. We do not accept older or large TVs. Please call 785-828-4888 before bringing furniture in as we are on limited staffing at this time. All small appliances must be in good working condition.

Other donations

At this time we will be receiving all other donations without requiring an appointment. However we still require they be brought in during our regular open hours, and a limit of up to four bags or boxes or a combination be brought at one time. Appointments are still required for shopping the pantry.

Harvesters mobile pantry in Lyndon

Lyndon mobile pantry is scheduled for noon on the third Friday of the month at Jones Park on East Sixth Street.

Volunteers needed to fulfill mission

Help House’s major mission is to provide emergency assistance for the basic needs of individuals and families in Osage County. We are blessed to have faithful church partners and community groups along with individuals who support this outreach mission “Serving Christ by serving others.” Help House is currently seeking volunteers; anyone interested is asked to call 785-828-4888.

Help House hours are 4-7 p.m. Mondays; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Contact Help House through the link on the new website, helphouse.online, or call 785-828-4888. Help House is at 131 W. 15th St., Lyndon, Kan.

Information thanks to Raylene Quaney, Help House.

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