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.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ohio Buckeye Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131, offers programs and services to people with multiple sclerosis.
It is seeking volunteers in many areas, as well as monetary donations and Acme grocery receipts that contribute to the Acme Community Cash Back Program. Checks and Acme receipts may be mailed to the office. Online donations may be made at www.MSohiobuckeye.org.
For more information, contact Greg Kovach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ Is The Answer Ministries/East South Street Neighborhood Watch, 379 E. South St., Akron, OH 44311, serves hot lunches twice a week, distributes clothing and food and provides spiritual guidance when requested.
The organization needs volunteers to help with the lunches. It is also seeking monetary contributions and donations of items that can be used in preparing meals, including foam plates and bowls, plastic cups and cutlery, napkins, hot and cold cups, small paper plates, coffee, punch, sugar, salt, pepper, flour, eggs, margarine, milk, bread, crackers, creamer, hamburger and hot dog buns, Parmesan cheese, meat, pasta, rice, beans, ramen noodles, cake and frosting mixes, cookie mixes, pie crusts and fillings, cereal, chocolate chips, shredded and sliced cheese, dish soap, steel wool soap pads, bleach, paper towels, foil, waxed paper, plastic bags (sandwich, quart, gallon, freezer and trash size) and canned items such as vegetables, fruit, spaghetti sauce, soup and heat-and-eat items.
To schedule a drop-off time, call Kathy Wilkins at 330-375-1623 or Christ Is The Answer Ministries at 330-376-1869. More information can be obtained by calling those numbers, emailing email@example.com or visiting www.newcitam.org.