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Help House helps with Thanksgiving meals

Once again, Help House will be assisting people in need with a full Thanksgiving meal to be distributed November 17 and 18, 2021. Residents of Osage County who are registered with Help House will receive either a turkey or a chicken with all the fixings, based on family size. Registration began Oct. 1, and will continue until all slots are taken.

Help House is looking for assistance from the community in this endeavor. Anyone who would like to help as a family, church, or organization, can collect the following items or donate cash and Help House will be able to purchase items that may be short. Thanksgiving dinner items can include instant potatoes, stove top style dressing mix, dry packaged gravy mix, (either turkey or brown gravy), boxed macaroni and cheese mix, boxed Jell-O and  canned mixed fruit (to make a salad), canned corn and green beans, pie crust (ready-made), pie filling (any kind).

For more information about the Thanksgiving meal project, contact Help House at 785-828-4888 or email

Coat Closet open for business

The Coat Closet is also open at Help House and is open to anyone living in Osage County. Coat recipients do not need to be registered with Help House to come and shop for coats for themselves and their family members. Help House has a good selection, and with cold weather on the way soon, all are encouraged to come and shop. No appointments are necessary.

Dresses still needed for Prom Shop

Help House is still looking for prom dresses to be donated for the Prom Shop, which will be held soon after the first of the year. Royal Cleaners, Ottawa, has graciously offered to clean all of our dresses at no charge. So for anyone needing a cleaner, it’s a quick drive to Ottawa and we would ask you to support them as they are making a difference for those who will be shopping for their perfect dress.

No appointment necessary

Remember no appointments are required for shopping Help House’s pantry; but shoppers need to be registered a half hour before closing. Anyone wanting to register with Help House should bring ID, proof of residency, and proof of income for everyone in the household.

For more information, call Help House at 785-828-4888, see, or stop by at 131 W. 15th St., Lyndon, Kan.

Information thanks to Raylene Quaney.

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