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.
Manicures for Mamas and Papas, P.O. Box 337, Randolph, OH 44265-0337, provides free manicures to nursing home residents in Portage County.
It is seeking monetary donations to buy supplies, as well as donations of fairly fresh nail lacquers and enamels in any color, preferably name brand polishes such as Revlon, OPI, Milani and Sally Hansen; base coat; top coat; metal nail files; 100 percent acetone polish remover; nail oil; cuticle oil; hand cream; body lotions; alcohol wipes; and cotton cosmetic removal pads, oval or square. Donations can be mailed.
In addition, volunteers are needed to perform manicures one or more days a week on a consistent basis. Volunteers must have reliable transportation and be willing to work four to six hours on the day selected.
Volunteers need not be licensed manicurists, but they must have a pleasant personality and enjoy conversing with senior citizens. Training and supplies will be provided. Transportation costs are not reimbursed.
For information, contact Deborah Wears at 330-592-1056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heaven Can Wait, P.O. Box 4865, Akron, OH 44310, rescues animals from Summit County Animal Control and Ohio high-kill facilities, provides necessary medical and behavioral care, and then places the animals in permanent homes.
The organization is seeking donations of dry and wet dog and cat food, treats, scoopable cat litter, collars, leashes, dog beds, cat and dog toys, dog sweaters, ceramic or stainless steel bowls, dog and cat flea preventative, shampoos, grooming supplies, crates, cages, kennels, food storage containers, dish soap, laundry soap, sponges, trash bags, paper towels, folding tables, a pop-up tent, a lawn mower, weed whacker, postage stamps, envelopes, paper, money and pet store gift cards.
Items can be dropped off at any scheduled weekly event or on the porch of the Heaven Can Wait House, 51 Vesper St., Akron. For large items, contact the organization to request pickup. For information, email email@example.com or visit www.heaven-can-wait.com.