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.
Young Black Professionals Coalition is sponsoring Strikes 4 Hunger charity bowling events for youth and adults Wednesday at AMF Riviera Lanes, 20 S. Miller Road, Fairlawn.
The event for children and teens ages 5 to 17 is from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10, or $7 with five canned goods or other nonperishable items.
The adult event is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $20, or $15 with 10 or more canned goods.
Proceeds benefit FI Community Housing of Summit County.
For information, call 330-701-8327.
Akron Summit Community Action Inc., 670 W. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44302, provides a range of programs aimed at reducing poverty and promoting self-sufficiency. It is part of Bridges Out of Poverty Summit County, a collaborative initiative to change local conditions and opportunities so people can move out of poverty.
The agency needs donations of nonperishable foods that can be used to make dinner to serve 60 people. Food donations are needed throughout the year.
To donate, contact Megan Scheck at 330-940-1105.
In addition, the agency is seeking volunteers to serve as Circle Allies and Guiding Coalition members.
Circle Allies form friendships with individuals or families in poverty, with the assistance of staff members. Participants will attend at least two meetings a month on Wednesday evenings, beginning in January. To volunteer as an ally, call Scheck by Dec. 1.
Guiding Coalition members help recruit volunteers, raise money, plan meetings and educational sessions, or create job and education opportunities for low-income people. To volunteer for the Guiding Coalition, contact Hannah Nitz at 330-434-3250.