ST. CHARLES – People wanting to know more about Lazarus House soon will get their chance.

The nonprofit, located at 214 Walnut St., St. Charles, will host its annual open house and Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 10, according to a news release.

Attendees may meet Lazarus House board members and staff as they offer tours of the facility and celebrate the ways it supports those in crisis, the release stated.

“Over the past 19 years, with the help and support of so many, Lazarus House has been here to offer hope by providing hospitality, food, safe shelter, and education to those in our community in need,” the release stated.

Lazarus House serves people in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and western rural Kane County. Its services include an emergency shelter, an outreach program and a soup kitchen.

In the past fiscal year, it sheltered an average of 49 people daily and subsidized an average of 35 households monthly, the release stated. It noted that across all its programs it served 303 people.

Visitors to the open house may take a flier to use at Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop, 301 W. Main St., St. Charles. The store will donate 15 percent of the purchase to Lazarus House

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