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.
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 6-18.
• 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-on-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 email@example.com.
The organization’s website is http://mentorwithme.org.
Meals On Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties, 2363 Nave St. SE, Massillon, OH 44646, provides nutritious meals to nearly 1,500 clients in a home or social setting. The organization needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound people to brighten their lives.
Most volunteers help one day a week, but it’s possible to work only once or twice a month. Each route takes 60 to 90 minutes. Training and mileage reimbursement are provided.
Contact Sheri Cattarin at 330-832-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organization’s website is www.mow-starkwayne.org.