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.
Senior Independence Hospice, 1815 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313, serves older adults in Summit, Portage, Medina and Stark counties who have life-limiting illnesses, and also serves their families.
The nonprofit hospice is seeking volunteers to spend time with clients, talking and listening, reading or just being present. Volunteers can determine their location and level of involvement.
An application, background checks, training and basic health standards are required.
For information, contact David Wilson at 330-873-3468 or email@example.com.
South Akron Youth Mentorship, P.O. Box 26563, Akron, OH 44319, works to break the cycle of generational poverty by mentoring children in South Akron.
Volunteers are needed to mentor in the evening, tutor students in reading during school hours and provide dinner quarterly for the high school ministry. Volunteers must submit to a background check.
Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties, 759 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303, provides emergency shelter, advocacy and education in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family.
The shelter is seeking donations of pots and pans, dishes, drinking glasses, silverware, bakeware, small appliances, single sheets, comforters, pillows, laundry soap, household cleaning supplies, trash bags, diapers, batteries, light bulbs, clock radios, toilet paper and other paper products, as well as boxed food products, meat and other food to stock the shelter’s pantry.
For information, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.