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People Helping People — Dec. 18

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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, along with tips on researching charities and a list of causes already published.

Questions about submitting information? Call Mary Beth Breckenridge, 330-996-3756.

Here’s Hope Horse Farm, 2545 Northampton Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223, provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with special needs.

The farm is seeking sponsors for a new Percheron draft horse it hopes to lease from April through October so it can add more students to its program. The horse will cost $200 a month, plus expenses. Donations may be mailed.

For information, call 330-929-7694, email or visit www.heres

Helping Hands of Summit County Inc., P.O. Box 26601, Akron, OH 44319, assists children, women and homeless people who need help with housing or utility payments, groceries, vehicles or help with medical costs due to serious illness or unexpected events.

The charity is seeking donations of:

• Grocery and department store gift cards to make Christmas special for needy children.

• Money to make utility and housing payments; to buy gifts, coats, shoes and food for those less fortunate; and to help a family keep its home.

• A vehicle and a good, smaller refrigerator for a widow and child.

Donations are due Dec. 31 for holiday help, but the charity helps people all year.

For information, contact Phyllis Byrd at 330-773-7731 or, or visit

Starting Over Airedale Rescue, 178 Water St., Wadsworth, OH 44281, saves, rehabilitates and finds homes for abandoned and abused Airedale terriers. SOAR is asking for pet store gift cards and gas cards. It also needs foster homes and volunteers to transport the Airedales.

For information, visit, call Lynn O’Shaughnessy at 517-546-8303 or email

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