People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The list ends New Year’s Day, but the charities’ needs do not. Please consider supporting the causes of your choice throughout the year.
Information about People Helping People and a list of causes already published can be found at www.ohio.com/charity.
Firestone Park United Methodist Church, 250 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron, OH 44301, is seeking donations for clients of its weekly Free Lunch/Dinner Mission.
The church needs personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, face and bath soaps, laundry detergent and toilet paper, as well as such canned and nonperishable goods as soup, spaghetti sauce, pasta, noodles, vegetables and stew. Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays.
For information, call Anne Croghan at 330-784-4041 or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GASP (Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection), 53 University Ave., Fourth Floor, Akron, OH 44308, strives to provide a safer environment for children by delivering free programs to protect them from sexual offenses, abuse, abduction and other dangerous situations.
GASP is seeking monetary donations, which can be made at www.gaspohio.org.
It is also seeking volunteers to help with its many activities, including fingerprinting children, observing at sex offender trials and sentencings, educating children and adults and volunteering on search-and-rescue operations. Volunteer applications can be downloaded on the website. All volunteers must have a background check.
For information, call 330-247-1402 or email email@example.com.
Zane’s Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1642, Stow, OH 44224, provides services for children and adults with special needs through quarterly funding assistance and community outreach and educational programs.
It is seeking monetary donations as well as donations of auction items for its Spring Fundraiser/Casino Night in April.
Monetary donations may be made at www.zanesfoundation.org or mailed to the office. Call Stacy Youssef at 330-677-9263 to arrange for pickup of items for the Spring Fundraiser/Casino Night or obtain more information.
The foundation can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.