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People Helping People — Dec. 8

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, along with tips on researching charities and a list of causes already published.

Questions about submitting information? Call Mary Beth Breckenridge, 330-996-3756.

AlterPet Inc., P.O. Box 552, Sharon Center, OH 44274, provides subsidized spay and neuter assistance for pets of low-income owners.

It is seeking donations of Acme Community Cash Back register receipts, pet food, pet care supplies and UPCs from Our Family products (Buehler’s), Dad’s pet foods, Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance pet foods and Cloud Star biscuits. In addition, it encourages donors to shop at or, which give a percentage of purchases to the organization.

For pickup or drop-off information, call 330-321-6243 or email

The organization’s website is

Crown Point Ecology Center, P.O. Box 484, 3220 Ira Road, Bath, OH 44210, is a farm, living laboratory and education center that demonstrates the practical applications of ecology and connects spirituality, social justice and environmental protection. It is accepting monetary donations for its annual appeal.

Donations may be made online at, or call 330-668-8992.

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 canned and nonperishable goods such 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


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