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People Helping People — Dec. 23

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.

Randolph-Suffield-Atwater Food Shelf, 2643 Waterloo Road, Mogadore, OH 44260, provides food to people in need in that area of Portage County. It operates in conjunction with area churches and community groups.

The food pantry is seeking volunteers; donations of soap, toilet paper and other paper products; and cash donations so it can buy food at a reasonable cost from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Checks may be mailed to Food Shelf, c/o St. Joseph Church, 2643 Waterloo Road, Mogadore, OH 44260.

Contact Dolores Hermann at 330-947-2854 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina & Stark Counties, 50 S. Main St., Suite LL 110, Akron, OH 44308, provides children facing adversity with adult mentors who serve as positive role models and friends. The organization is seeking the following:

• Volunteers to serve as adult mentors to children ages 6 to 18.

• Monetary donations to offset the cost of enrolling, matching and supporting children.

• Volunteers for an after-school program that meets at several elementary schools for 90 minutes one day a week. Volunteers help children with homework and engage in one-to-one activities that improve social skills, self-esteem and academic success.

Volunteers must be 18 and complete a background check. Call 330-376-6503 or email

The organization’s website is


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