People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The Beacon Journal has not investigated these causes, so donors should verify their worthiness and the tax-deductibility of contributions.
A link to a form for submitting requests to People Helping People can be found at www.ohio.com/charity, along with tips on researching charities and a list of causes already published.
Questions about submitting information? Call Mary Beth Breckenridge, 330-996-3756.
Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, 759 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303, provides emergency shelter, advocacy and education in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family. The shelter is seeking the following:
• Donors to “adopt” families by providing a complete holiday. Donors will receive first names, sizes and gift ideas for the family members.
• Donations of items for use at the shelter, such as pots and pans, dishes, drinking glasses, silverware, bake ware, small appliances, single sheets, comforters, pillows, laundry soap, household cleaning supplies, trash bags, diapers, batteries, light bulbs, clock radios, toilet paper and other paper products.
• Donations of items that can be used as gifts for families entering the shelter the week of Christmas, or the following week, who have not been adopted. Suggested items are pajamas, socks, slippers, sweatshirts, sweatpants, crafts, phone cards, store gift cards and surprise items.
• Donations of boxed products, meat and other food to stock the shelter’s pantry.
For information, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.
First Night Akron is seeking volunteers for the 17th annual New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Akron.
Volunteers are admitted free to all performances and sites before or after their shifts.
They must attend one of two orientation training sessions.