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Help House celebrates 20th anniversary as service projects continue

Help House celebrated 20 years of service to Osage County Aug. 5, 2023, with a congregation of volunteers, donors and other interested people at First Baptist Church, at Lyndon. Courtesy photo.

It has been a busy summer at Help House, which on Aug. 5, 2023, celebrated 20 years of service to Osage County residents in need of food or clothing, and many other services.

School supplies were collected and taken to schools in the county that do not have an organization or their school meeting their needs. Help House delivered to Scranton preschool and kindergarten, Lyndon Elementary School, Osage City Elementary School, and Quenemo Elementary School.

Stocking the Coat Closet

Help House is now collecting coats for the Coat Closet, which will be open Oct. 2 until Oct. 31. For more than eight years, the organization has given out more than 200 coats per year. Everyone is asked to advise their congregation about the coat project at Help House. Children’s coats of all sizes, and larger men’s and women’s coats are always in short supply.

Help House presentation available

Help House has announced that Ted Hazelton, a Help House volunteer, has put together a 20-minute presentation to share with all of the churches in the county. This is an outreach effort to inform congregations about the work Help House does and who it serves, and to let people know of the need for more volunteers.

“Giving others who are not familiar with Help House a glimpse of who we are and what goes on there, maybe there will be someone who will catch the vision and want to visit and possibly volunteer to serve Christ as they serve others,” said Raylene Quaney, Help House volunteer coordinator.

Those interested in having Hazelton present the program, or to get more information, can contact him at 913-927-8344.

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

Information thanks to Raylene Quaney.

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