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.
Quaker Steak & Lube, 6073 Dressler Road NW, Jackson Township, is collecting new toys for Toys for Tots through the second week of December.
The restaurant will also hold a dine-to-donate event from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3. Customers who tell their server or bartender that they’re with Toys for Tots, or who mention it when they pick up carryout orders, will have 10 percent of their bill donated toward the purchase of toys for the organization.
Child Guidance & Family Solutions, 312 Locust St., Akron, OH 44302-1801, supports families by providing counseling and education, connecting them with resources and cooperating with community agencies and schools.
The agency is seeking donors to “adopt” families for the holidays by buying gifts for each family member. Donors will receive first names, ages, genders, sizes and specific needs or wants for the family members.
The donors are asked to wrap the gifts, label them with the recipients’ names and deliver them to the agency by Dec. 18. Those who prefer not to shop may give gift cards to local grocery and/or discount stores.
For information, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307-2234, encourages companies, nonprofit organizations, governmental bodies, schools, social clubs and faith-based organizations to host food and fund drives during the holiday season through its Hunger-Free Families campaign.
For information, visit www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/hff.aspx or call 330-535-6900.