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.
Akron Bible Church/Baskets of Love, 783 Brown St., Akron, OH 44311, will give out 500 to 700 food baskets for Christmas and provide toys to 100 families. It also runs an emergency food pantry and clothing room all year and serves a hot meal every Friday night.
The program needs monetary donations to keep the pantry stocked and to provide meat for Christmas food baskets, as well as donations of new unwrapped toys, blankets and winter coats for adults and children. Donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, or donors may call to request pickup.
Donations are always accepted, but donations for the Christmas outreach should be dropped off or picked up by Dec. 10.
For information, call Henri Etta Lockhart at 330-319-1922 or the church at 330-376-5673, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Hands of Summit County Inc., P.O. Box 26601, Akron, OH 44319, assists children, women and homeless people who need help with housing or utility payments, groceries, vehicles or help with medical costs due to serious illness or unexpected events.
The charity is seeking donations of:
• Grocery and department store gift cards to make Christmas special for needy children.
• Money to make utility and housing payments; to buy gifts, coats, shoes and food for those less fortunate; and to help a family keep its home.
• A vehicle and a good, smaller refrigerator for a widow and child.
Donations are due Dec. 31 for holiday help, but the charity helps people year round.