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.
Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop, 1084 Seventh Ave., Akron, OH 44306, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to encourage youth, through the arts, to pursue lifestyles of excellence. Skills learned through YEPAW’s programming touch all dimensions of their lives—academic, personal and ethical.
YEPAW is seeking the following:
• Monetary donations to assist with its overall program budget and the start of the YEPAW Endowment Fund with the Akron Community Foundation.
• Sponsorships for its encore performance of YEPAW Presents The Wiz on April 6 at the Akron Civic Theatre.
• A donation of a full-size copier capable of printing regular-size and 11-by-17-inch documents, folding, sorting, etc.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking volunteers to play elves at the North Pole for the Polar Express train ride. Volunteer shifts are 7 to 8:30 nightly through Dec. 20 at Peninsula Depot Visitor Center, 1630 Mill St. Walk-up elves are accepted, but come early to complete the paperwork. Dress for the weather. Bring your own costume, or borrow one for the evening. (Supplies are limited.)
To volunteer, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.
South Street Ministries, 130 W. South St., Akron, OH 44311-1964, is seeking donors to provide two gifts each for a child living in the Summit Lake neighborhood. Instructions and gift ideas will be provided.
For information, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.