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.
Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron, OH 44306-1399, responds to calls of child abuse and neglect. It is seeking donations of new, reasonably priced toys for its Holiday Toy Room, where grandparents and other caregivers in need can choose gifts for the children in their care.
For information, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.
Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is collecting new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves and mittens for families in need in Medina County. Items may be brought to the Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Granger Township, through Friday.
For information, call the board at 330-725-7751, Ext. 273.
Christmas Shoebox Campaign is collecting shoeboxes filled with personal hygiene items and small gifts for women, men and children living at area shelters.
Donors are asked to select an age group and gender of a recipient and fill a shoebox with appropriate small items. Hygiene items are the primary need, but a greeting card, toys, games, books, socks, hats or gloves may be added. The donor is asked to wrap the box and lid separately, write the gender and age group on a tag and attach the tag to the lid.
Shoeboxes can be dropped off from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, Akron.
A list of suggested items, a breakdown of age groups and other details are at www.akrongirlscouts.org.
For more information, contact April Wortman at 330-760-2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.