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.
True North Ministry, 3465 S. Arlington Road, E-174, Akron, OH 44312-5272, provides Christ-centered programming to more than 2,200 imprisoned youths annually, primarily in Summit County. It holds Bible studies and other programs in the detention facilities and at the ministry’s farmlike headquarters in Green.
Monetary donations are needed year-round to further the programs and improve the facilities, where youths can learn life skills such as machine repair and maintenance, carpentry, gardening and landscaping, and animal husbandry.
Details on volunteering and special program needs are at www.truenorthministry.org.
For information, contact Patty Dietz at 330-896-2700 or Patty@TrueNorthMinistry.org.
Akron Summit Community Action Inc., 670 W. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44302, provides a range of programs aimed at reducing poverty and promoting self-sufficiency. It is part of Bridges Out of Poverty Summit County, a collaborative initiative to change local conditions and opportunities so people can move out of poverty.
The agency needs donations of nonperishable food that can be used to make dinner to serve 60 people. Food donations are needed throughout the year. To donate, contact Megan Scheck at 330-940-1105.
In addition, the agency is seeking volunteers to serve in its Guiding Coalition. Coalition members help recruit volunteers, raise money, plan meetings and educational sessions, or create job and education opportunities for low-income people. To volunteer for the Guiding Coalition, contact Hannah Nitz at 330-434-3250.