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.
Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is collecting new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves and mittens for families in need in Medina County. Items may be brought to the Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Granger Township, through Dec. 14.
For more information, call the board at 330-725-7751, ext. 273.
The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties, 3869 Darrow Road, Suite 109, Stow, OH 44224, is an advocacy agency for people with developmental disabilities. It is seeking donations of money for advocacy efforts and disability awareness materials; grocery store gift cards, to be given to individuals having financial difficulties; gift cards for organic grocery stores, to be given to individuals with special dietary needs; stamps for informational mailings; and general office supplies.
The organization is also seeking volunteers to help with events.
For more information, email Carol Cottrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organization’s website is www.thearcneo.org.
Summit Mall is operating a charity gift-wrap service that raises money for nonprofit organizations. Volunteers from area organizations wrap gifts for shoppers in exchange for donations, and the money is shared between the organizations and the Simon Youth Foundation.
Participating organizations are Habitat for Humanity; International Association of Administrative Professionals, Tire Town Chapter; Family of Faith United Methodist Youth Group; and Wayne Homes for Simon Youth Foundation.
Gift wrapping is available beginning at 11 a.m. most days near Macy’s. Extended hours will be offered Dec. 19-24.